The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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What brief summary could I use for Act 1 ?

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Act 1 starts after a brief introductory section.  The introduction is great.  A lord decides to play a trick on a man named Sly.  Sly is passed out drunk when the lord finds him.  The lord's plan is to have Sly wake up in a manor with servants and opulence and make him think that he has always been a lord.  Sly is suspicious, but he goes along with it, when he discovers that he has a wife.  Before the lord lets him see his "wife" though, Sly must watch a play.  The play is the rest of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." 

Act 1 scene 1 begins in Padua with Lucentio and his servant, Tranio.  Lucentio is in Padua to further his vast education.  Upon arrival in the city, Lucentio and Tranio come across a noisy group consisting of Minola and his two daughters, Katherine

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