1. Summarise your play in five points.
* It’s a play within a play.
* Play begins; Katherine hates her sister Bianca and her father Baptista.
* Katherine meets Percutio who is looking to marry Katherine for her money.
* Percutio marries Katherine and tames her.
* End of the play, Katherine is considered tamed, she is the perfect wife.
2. Choose a comic character, and a villain, from your play. Describe each character in the table below.
Name of Comic Character: Percutio | Name of Villain: Katherine |
Description:Petruchio is a gentleman from Verona. Loud, boisterous, eccentric, quick-witted, and frequently drunk, | Description:She is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her. But her anger and rudeness disguise her deep-seated sense of insecurity and her jealousy toward her sister, |
3. Outline the comic character’s role in the play.
he has come to Padua “to wive and thrive.” He wishes for nothing more than a woman with an enormous dowry, and he finds Kate to be the perfect fit. Disregarding everyone who warns him of her shrewishness, he eventually succeeds not only in wooing Katherine, but in silencing her tongue and temper with his own.
4. Explain how this comic character has been appropriated in the film version.
5. Outline the villain’s role in the play.
The “shrew” of the play’s title, Katherine, or Kate, is the daughter of Baptista Minola, with whom she lives in Padua. Her hostility toward suitors particularly distresses her father. Bianca. She does not resist her suitor Petruchio forever, though, and she eventually subjugates herself to him, despite her previous repudiation of marriage.
6. What do you consider to be the two main themes of your play?
“Disguise and Illusion” and “Marriage”
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