The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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In The Taming of the Shrew, how does Tranio convince the pedant to masquerade as Vincentio in act IV, scene II.

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The wily servant Tranio—disguised as his master Lucentio —needs to find someone who can masquerade as Lucentio's father, Vincentio. This is all part of his elaborate, convoluted plan to negotiate the marriage of Lucentio to Bianca. Biondello thinks he's found the ideal man for the job; he's either a pedant (teacher) or some kind of merchant. Tranio approaches the pedant and asks him where's he from. When the man replies that he's from Padua, Tranio tells him that he's in real trouble because the Duke of Mantua has just ordered the execution of all Paduan citizens. Tranio, still in the...

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