The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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You're a reporter for the Paduan Enquirer, and have crashed the wedding of Katharina & Petruchio. What kind of scandalous events were in Act 3?

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In Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, there are several scandalous events that take place in Act III that might well make the newspaper in Padua.

It might appear scandalous that Bianca seems to accept Lucentio's intent to court Bianca, though he has not formally received the blessing of Bianca's father (though the audience knows that Bianca cannot marry before her sister Katharina).

As scene ii begins place, Petruchio arrives late to his own wedding, dressed like a homeless person, traveling on a broken down nag. Baptista and...

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