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THE THE TAMING TAMING OF OF THE THE SHREW SHREW

By Wiliam Shakepeare


On Friday 30th April, the theatre company “Catapult” visited IES Marratxí and offered us a very special version of The Taming of the Shrew, one of William Shakespeare's comedies.It was very funny. Students and teachers enjoyed the play a lot. We had a very good time!


Let's learn a little bit about the author... ●

William Shakespeare: He was born in Stradfordupon- Avon in 1564 He married Ann Hattaway and had three children. He wrote tragedies,like Hamlet, historical plays like Henry VIII, and comedies, like The Taming of the Shrew.

He represented his plays in the famous Globe Theatre, which you can visit in London.


...and the original play. ●

The plot: Christopher Sly was a poor drunk man who believed to be the lord of the house. He watched the performance of the play. In the Italian city of Padua lived the sisters Bianca and Catherine. The rich student fell in love with Bianca. Hortensio Gremio also loved

Lucentio beatiful and her.


...and... ✔

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Bianca couldn't marry because her sister had to marry frst, but Kate was so rude that nobody loved her. Petruchio wanted to marry Katherine because she was rich.


Then... ✔

Lucentio declared his love in Latin and Bianca fell in love with him. Katherine married Petruchio and he made her more friendly and obedient. Lucentio and Bianca ran away to get married. In the end Bianca and Lucentio didn't return to her father's house.Bianca and Petruchio lived happily together.


And here it goes Catapult's version as we saw it at the School's Auditorium


William Shakespeare and his wife, Ann Hattaway, were waiting for the actors but they were late.


They decided to give the roles to people in the audience. They taught them how to act.


Gremio, Hortensio and Lucentio wanted to marry Bianca.


Gremio was very rich and gave Bianca a gold chain. Hortensio was a musician and play a “beautiful� song for Bianca. Lucentio was very strong and gave her a fower.


Gremio, Hortensio and Lucentio helped Petruchio to fx his bike.


Bianca wanted to be the businesswoman of the year. She taught her girls.


The public voted for Lucentio and Bianca chose him. Poor Hortensio and Gremio! They didn't marry Bianca.


Everybody danced together to celebrate the wedding.


We sat down, stood up, talked, spoke in English,listened to English songs, laughed, screamed, sang, cried,... The play was so funny! We had a great time!

The Taming of the Shrew  

A summary of the original work and the school version by Catapult Theatre company.

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