The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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You are a roving reporter for The Paduan Enquirer you have crashed the wedding of Katherina and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.     Make the scandalous events of the wedding even more sensational.

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Well, Act III scene ii, which features the wedding, certainly has lots of scandalous material for you to focus on! One suggestion for you to think about is to consider the role of the media today in exaggerating and presenting information in a distorted fashion. This is certainly one of the elements your teacher wants to see from you in this assignment. If I were you, I would begin my article by giving the context of the general situation of the play: how Katherina is renowned for being a "shrew" and Baptista's decision never to allow Bianca to marry until her elder sister is married first.

Then I would begin narrating the events of the wedding, perhaps by introducing this mysterious new suitor who thinks he is able to "tame" the shrew, and then focussing on his conduct in particular at the wedding and how he treats his new bride, and her response. The article has to end with an element of speculation at how the marriage will develop and whether the couple will be able to overcome their rather unpromising start. Good luck! This sounds like a really interesting assignment!

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