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“The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays: Is Shakespeare condoning the social oppression of women, their ‘taming,’ as it seems from Katherina’s ﬁnal speech, or are here other interpretations possible which would make the play more palatable to us today?”
From: The Taming of the Shrew Education Pack, Royal Shakespeare Company
Level: Upper Intermediate +
Teachers’ notes focussing on different aspects of the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, including
- marriage and the relationships between husband and wife
- creating characters
- the relationship between Kate and Petruchio
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The activities can be selected or adapted to suit a range of ability levels and interests. Focussing on particular elements of the play, instead of the play as a whole, is one way of introducing students to the language of Shakespeare.
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