Tag Archives: The Taming of the Shrew

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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