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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2 and Afterword

— 5.2 — In Lucentio’s house, everyone was celebrating the marriage of Lucentio and Bianca. Many people were present, including Baptista, Vincentio, Gremio, Petruchio and Katherina, Hortensio and the widow he had married, Lucentio and Bianca, Biondello, and Grumio. Vincentio … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

 — 5.1 — Gremio stood in front of Lucentio’s house. He did not see Biondello, Lucentio, and Bianca, who were further down the street. Lucentio was no longer disguised as Cambio. Biondello said, “Let us move quietly and swiftly, sir; … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 4-5

 — 4.4 — Tranio and the old man, who was now dressed like Vincentio, Lucentio’s father, talked together in front of Baptista’s house. The old man was wearing boots and was bareheaded to make it seem as if he had … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

 — 4.3 — In a room of Petruchio’s house, a very hungry Katherina was attempting to get the servant Grumio to bring her food. This attempt was doomed to be unsuccessful because Grumio was obeying the instructions of Petruchio, part … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

 — 4.2 — Tranio and Hortensio were speaking in front of Baptista’s house. Tranio was still disguised as his master, Lucentio, and Hortensio was still disguised as the tutor Litio. Hortensio had been spying on Bianca and was convinced that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

 — 4.1 — Grumio entered Petruchio’s house in Verona and said, “Damn all weak and ill-conditioned horses! Damn all mad masters! Damn all bad roads! Was ever a man as beaten as I am? Was ever a man so dirty? … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

 — 3.2 — It was the Sunday during which Petruchio and Katherina were supposed to be married, but Petruchio had not shown up. Baptista, Gremio, Tranio, Katherina, Bianca, Lucentio, and others were waiting for Petruchio to show up, and they … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

 — 3.1 — Lucentio, Hortensio, and Bianca were in a room of Baptista’s house. Lucentio and Hortensio were acting as Bianca’s tutors. Lucentio had disguised himself as Cambio, a tutor of languages and philosophy; Hortensio had disguised himself as Litio, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

 — 2.1 — In a room in Baptista’s house, Katherina was tormenting Bianca, whose hands Katherina had tied together. Bianca pleaded, “Good sister, do not hurt me or your reputation by making a slave of me. That is something I … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

 — 1.2 — Petruchio and his servant Grumio stood on a street in front of Hortensio’s house in Padua. Petruchio said, “Verona, for a while I have taken my leave of you so that I could travel to see my … Continue reading

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