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The Taming of the Shrew
Act 1 scene 1
Summary
Lucentio goes to Padua for university with his manservant Tranio. On their way, they stand aside to witness a family problem in Baptista’s house. Gremio and Hortensio who have fallen in love with Baptista’s younger daughter – Bianca tried to propose marriage to her. However, Baptista decrees that no one can marry her until his older daughter Katherina, who is the “shrew”, has a husband. Therefore, Gremio and Hortensio decide to forget the rivalry first and join forces to find a husband for Katherina. Lucentio, who is watching this event, has falling in love with Bianca as well. He exchanges his clothes and position with Tranio secretly, so he can present himself as a tutor to get close to Bianca.

Character
Lucentio – A young and well educated gentleman (5-20)
Humble and simple (41-45) open his mind to his servant) Careless (162-173) didn’t notice too much about the other things except Bianca Spoony (195-200) in order to get close to Bianca, he rather give up his expensive clothing and pursue it at all costs to chase her

Tranio – careful and observant (178-181) realizes immediately about what happened to Bianca Independent/thoughtful (25-40) not just follows/agrees what his master, gives own thoughts and opinion Royal (195-206) obeys Lucentio’s command and supports him with actions

Katherina – vixenish (61-65,102-104) she is easy to get angry, talk rudely not like a girl

Bianca – gentle and elegant (80-84) likes to read and study, has interest in instruments. She is a girl with courteous manners and graceful words. Respect her father.

Gremio and Hortensio – Spoony
Haughty?(. Express straightly about their dislikes to Katherina)

Baptista – polite gentleman (48 - 54) always talk politely with every person Principled/persistent (decrees that no one can marry Bianca until Katherina marry) Benign father (74-77) consider...
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