Tag Archives: The Taming of the Shrew

The Worst Kind of Scold

If you are one of those people who has trouble launching a good insult, we are here to serve. All you have to do is subscribe to this website and every Monday you will get a handy insult from Shakespeare. … Continue reading

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My Top 25 Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Sue Schlesman Let me clarify. Narrowing down my favorite Shakespearean quotes is a nearly impossible task. For one, I haven’t yet read everything he wrote, so there’s no telling what I’m still missing. Two, he was … Continue reading

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My 5 Favorite Parallels in The Bard and the Bible

My book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, draws 365 daily reflections from a Shakespeare quote and a Bible verse from the King James Version (these two towering works of English literature were created in the same period and the … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Globe Theater’s Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew can be a problematic play for modern audiences. Shakespeare drew the outlines of the story from an earlier (and more misogynistic) play and stretched conventions as much as the customs and expectations of his … Continue reading

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Podcast: Little or Much

This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs some of Petruchio’s words to Kate in The Taming of the Shrew with words attributed to King Solomon from Ecclesiastes 5:10-12, in the King James Version of the Bible. Give it a … Continue reading

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Peasant Swain

Today is Monday, which means it is a great day for a new and creative insult from the works of Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew: You peasant swain! You whoreson malt-horse drudge! (The … Continue reading

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