This romantic farce stars gold-digging Petruchio, who is determined to marry a wealthy woman, and tongue-lashing Kate, who fits that requirement but is blatantly truculent, stubborn, and disagreeable. Chaotic fun ensues in this sophisticated comedy featuring numerous disguises, impersonations, and love interests. Now you can tame Shakespeare with this easy-to-understand translation and other aids that make following the action and grasping the meaning a snap.
A brief synopsis of the plot and action
A comprehensive character list that describes the characteristics, motivations, and actions of each major player
A visual character map that shows the relationships of major characters
A cycle-of-love graphic that follows the sequence of love in the play, including who truly loves whom, and who mistakenly loves whom
Reflective questions that help you understand the themes of the play
With Shakespeare on the Double! The Taming of the Shrew, you'll enjoy this rollicking tale of who's who, who's in love with whom, and how Petruchio tames the shrew.