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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Lord: Bob Sherman Christopher Sly: David Lawrence Hostess, Widow: Neeru Iyer Page: Arielle Lipshaw Players, Tranio, Nicholas: Elizabeth Klett First Huntsman, Peter: Glenn Simonsen Servant, Haberdasher, Nathaniel: Laurie Anne Walden Baptista Minola: Ernst Pattynama Vincentio: Mark F. Smith Lucentio: mb Petruchio: Bellona Times Gremio: Rat King Hortensio: Miriam Esther Goldman Biondello: Matthew Ward Grumio: Denny Sayers Curtis: MGVestal Pedant: Tom Hackett Katherina: Kristin Hughes Bianca: Musicalheart1 Tailor, Second Servant: Michael Wolf Second Huntsman: Katalina Watt First Servant: Abigail Bartels Third Servant: von Joseph: redaer Philip: Lucy Perry Narrator: Availle Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett and Arielle Lipshaw

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Lord: Bob Sherman Christopher Sly: David Lawrence Hostess, Widow: Neeru Iyer Page: Arielle Lipshaw Players, Tranio, Nicholas: Elizabeth Klett First Huntsman, Peter: Glenn Simonsen Servant, Haberdasher, Nathaniel: Laurie Anne Walden Baptista Minola: Ernst Pattynama Vincentio: Mark F. Smith Lucentio: mb Petruchio: Bellona Times Gremio: Rat King Hortensio: Miriam Esther Goldman Biondello: Matthew Ward Grumio: Denny Sayers Curtis: MGVestal Pedant: Tom Hackett Katherina: Kristin Hughes Bianca: Musicalheart1 Tailor, Second Servant: Michael Wolf Second Huntsman: Katalina Watt First Servant: Abigail Bartels Third Servant: von Joseph: redaer Philip: Lucy Perry Narrator: Availle Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett and Arielle Lipshaw
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The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Lord: Bob Sherman Christopher Sly: David Lawrence Hostess, Widow: Neeru Iyer Page: Arielle Lipshaw Players, Tranio, Nicholas: Elizabeth Klett First Huntsman, Peter: Glenn Simonsen Servant, Haberdasher, Nathaniel: Laurie Anne Walden Baptista Minola: Ernst Pattynama Vincentio: Mark F. Smith Lucentio: mb Petruchio: Bellona Times Gremio: Rat King Hortensio: Miriam Esther Goldman Biondello: Matthew Ward Grumio: Denny Sayers Curtis: MGVestal Pedant: Tom Hackett Katherina: Kristin Hughes Bianca: Musicalheart1 Tailor, Second Servant: Michael Wolf Second Huntsman: Katalina Watt First Servant: Abigail Bartels Third Servant: von Joseph: redaer Philip: Lucy Perry Narrator: Availle Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett and Arielle Lipshaw

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:57