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SCENE I. Padua.

A public place
Enter LUCENTIO and his man TRANIO LUCENTIO Tranio, since for the great desire I had To see fair Padua, nursery of arts, I am arrived for fruitful Lombardy, The pleasant garden of great Italy; And by my father's love and leave am arm'd With his good will and thy good company, y trusty servant, well approved in all, !ere let us breathe and haply institute A course of learning and ingenious studies" Pisa renown'd for grave citi#ens $ave me my being and my father first, A merchant of great traffic through the world, %incetino come of &entivolii" %incetino's son brought up in 'lorence It shall become to serve all hopes conceived, To dec( his fortune with his virtuous deeds) And therefore, Tranio, for the time I study, %irtue and that part of philosophy Will I apply that treats of happiness &y virtue specially to be achieved" Tell me thy mind; for I have Pisa left And am to Padua come, as he that leaves A shallow plash to plunge him in the deep And with satiety see(s to *uench his thirst" TRANIO i perdonato, gentle master mine, I am in all affected as yourself; $lad that you thus continue your resolve To suc( the sweets of sweet philosophy" +nly, good master, while we do admire This virtue and this moral discipline, Let's be no stoics nor no stoc(s, I pray; +r so devote to Aristotle's che*ues As +vid be an outcast *uite ab,ured) &al( logic with ac*uaintance that you have And practise rhetoric in your common tal(; usic and poesy use to *uic(en you; The mathematics and the metaphysics,

'all to them as you find your stomach serves you; -o profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en) In brief, sir, study what you most affect" LUCENTIO $ramercies, Tranio, well dost thou advise" If, &iondello, thou wert come ashore, We could at once put us in readiness, And ta(e a lodging fit to entertain .uch friends as time in Padua shall beget" &ut stay a while) what company is this/ TRANIO aster, some show to welcome us to town" Enter BAPTISTA, KATHARINA, BIANCA, GREMIO, and HORTENSIO. LUCENTIO and TRANIO stand b BAPTISTA $entlemen, importune me no farther, 'or how I firmly am resolved you (now; That is, not bestow my youngest daughter &efore I have a husband for the elder) If either of you both love 0atharina, &ecause I (now you well and love you well, Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure" GREMIO 1Aside2 To cart her rather) she's too rough for me" There, There, !ortensio, will you any wife/ KATHARINA I pray you, sir, is it your will To ma(e a stale of me amongst these mates/ HORTENSIO ates, maid3 how mean you that/ no mates for you, 4nless you were of gentler, milder mould" KATHARINA I'faith, sir, you shall never need to fear) Iwis it is not half way to her heart; &ut if it were, doubt not her care should be To comb your noddle with a three5legg'd stool And paint your face and use you li(e a fool"

HORTENSIA 'rom all such devils, good Lord deliver us3 GREMIO And me too, good Lord3 TRANIO !ush, master3 here's some good pastime toward) That wench is star( mad or wonderful froward" LUCENTIO &ut in the other's silence do I see aid's mild behavior and sobriety" Peace, Tranio3 TRANIO Well said, master; mum3 and ga#e your fill" BAPTISTA $entlemen, that I may soon ma(e good What I have said, &ianca, get you in) And let it not displease thee, good &ianca, 'or I will love thee ne'er the less, my girl" KATHARINA A pretty peat3 it is best Put finger in the eye, an she (new why" BIANCA .ister, content you in my discontent" .ir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe) y boo(s and instruments shall be my company, +n them to too( and practise by myself" LUCENTIO !ar(, Tranio3 thou may'st hear inerva spea("

HORTENSIO .ignior &aptista, will you be so strange/ .orry am I that our good will effects &ianca's grief" GREMIO Why will you mew her up, .ignior &aptista, for this fiend of hell, And ma(e her bear the penance of her tongue/

!ortensio. I (new not what to ta(e and what to leave. but we may blow our nails together. +r . &ianca) E!it BIANCA And for I (now she ta(eth most delight In music.choolmasters will I (eep within my house. !ortensio. 'or I have more to commune with &ianca" E!it KATHARINA Why. as though. content ye. upon advice.ignior $remio. shall I be appointed hours. 'it to instruct her youth" If you.ignior $remio) but a word. (now now. and I trust I may go too. and liberal To mine own children in good bringing up) And so farewell" 0atharina. I am resolved) $o in. . I pray" Though the nature of our *uarrel yet never broo(ed parle. and fast it fairly out) our ca(es dough on both sides" 'arewell) yet for the love I bear my sweet &ianca. Prefer them hither. beli(e. . to get a husband for her sister" GREMIO A husband3 a devil" . instruments and poetry. you. sir. you may stay. to labour and effect one thing specially" GREMIO What's that.BAPTISTA $entlemen. that we may yet again have access to our fair mistress and be happy rivals in &ianco's love. for to cunning men I will be very (ind. (now any such. it toucheth us both. ha/ E!it GREMIO 6ou may go to the devil's dam) your gifts are so good. I pray/ HORTENSIO arry. if I can by any means light on a fit man to teach her that wherein she delights. may I not/ What. I will wish him to her father" HORTENSIO .o will I. here's none will hold you" Their love is not so great.

for I (now thou wilt" . any man is so very a fool to be married to hell/ HORTENSIO Tush. though it pass your patience and mine to endure her loud alarums. there be good fellows in the world. If I achieve not this young modest girl" 7ounsel me. a devil" Thin(est thou. there's small choice in rotten apples" &ut come. Tranio. I found the effect of love in idleness) And now in plainness do confess to thee. tell me. is it possible That love should of a sudden ta(e such hold/ LUCENTIO + Tranio. sir. Assist me. for I (now thou canst. $remio. while idly I stood loo(ing on. Tranio. since this bar in law ma(es us friends. to be whipped at the high cross every morning" HORTENSIO 'aith. as you say. till I found it to be true. !ortensio. a husband" GREMIO I say. I burn. &ut see. and then have to't a fresh" .HORTENSIO I say. man. an a man could light on them. and money enough" GREMIO I cannot tell. would ta(e her with all faults.ignior $remio/ GREMIO I am agreed. .weet &ianca3 !appy man be his dole3 !e that runs fastest gets the ring" !ow say you. and would I had given him the best horse in Padua to begin his wooing that would thoroughly woo her. I perish. Tranio. I pine. why. I never thought it possible or li(ely. That art to me as secret and as dear As Anna to the *ueen of 7arthage was. wed her and bed her and rid the house of her3 7ome on" E!e"nt GREMIO and HORTENSIO TRANIO I pray. it shall be so far forth friendly maintained all by helping &aptista's eldest daughter to a husband we set his youngest free for a husband. Tranio. though her father be very rich. but I had as lief ta(e her dowry with this condition.

aster. And therefore has he closely mew'd her up. Perhaps you mar('d not what's the pith of all" LUCENTIO + yes. That made great 9ove to humble him to her hand" When with his (nees he (iss'd the 7retan strand" TRANIO . &ecause she will not be annoy'd with suitors" LUCENTIO Ah. for thy counsel's sound" TRANIO aster. go forward. lad.uch as the daughter of Agenor had. I saw her coral lips to move And with her breath she did perfume the air) .TRANIO aster. '8edime te captum *uam *ueas minimo"' LUCENTIO $ramercies. he too( some care To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her/ . &end thoughts and wits to achieve her" Thus it stands) !er eldest sister is so curst and shrewd That till the father rid his hands of her. what a cruel father's he3 &ut art thou not advised. 'tis time to stir him from his trance" I pray. nought remains but so. I saw sweet beauty in her face. your love must live a maid at home. it is no time to chide you now. awa(e.aw you no more/ mar('d you not how her sister &egan to scold and raise up such a storm That mortal ears might hardly endure the din/ LUCENTIO Tranio.acred and sweet was all I saw in her" TRANIO -ay. . sir) if you love the maid. you loo('d so longly on the maid. Tranio. Affection is not rated from the heart) If love have touch'd you. this contents) The rest will comfort. then.

or meaner man of Pisa" 'Tis hatch'd and shall be so) Tranio. &oth our inventions meet and .ump in one" LUCENTIO Tell me thine first" TRANIO 6ou will be schoolmaster And underta(e the teaching of the maid) That's your device" LUCENTIO It is) may it be done/ TRANIO -ot possible. for I have it full" We have not yet been seen in any house.TRANIO Ay. some 'lorentine. -or can we lie distinguish'd by our faces 'or man or master. 0eep house and ply his boo(. 0eep house and port and servants as I should) I will some other be. am I. marry. for who shall bear your part. And I am tied to be obedient. welcome his friends. for my hand. then it follows thus. in my stead. sir. sir. Tranio. And be in Padua here %incentio's son. sith it your pleasure is. at once 4ncase thee. %isit his countrymen and ban*uet them/ LUCENTIO &asta.o had you need" In brief. ta(e my colour'd hat and cloa() When &iondello comes. Tranio" TRANIO aster. &ut I will charm him first to (eep his tongue" TRANIO . . and now 'tis plotted" LUCENTIO I have it. . Thou shalt be master. 'or so your father charged me at our parting.ome -eapolitan. content thee. he waits on thee.

come hither) 'tis no time to . I am content to be Lucentio. because Lucentio loves) And let me be a slave. how now3 where are you/ aster. has my fellow Tranio stolen your clothes/ +r you stolen his/ or both/ pray.'&e serviceable to my son. &ecause so well I love Lucentio" LUCENTIO Tranio.est.ot of Tranio in your mouth) Tranio is changed into Lucentio" BIONDELLO The better for him) would I were so too3 TRANIO . 'or in a *uarrel since I came ashore I (ill'd a man and fear I was descried) Wait you on him. to have the ne:t wish after. I advise .o could I. but your master's. Although I thin( 'twas in another sense. faith. where have you been/ BIONDELLO Where have I been3 -ay. be so. While I ma(e way from hence to save my life) 6ou understand me/ BIONDELLO I. boy. sir3 ne'er a whit" LUCENTIO And not a . And therefore frame your manners to the time" 6our fellow Tranio here.irrah. what's the news/ LUCENTIO .' *uoth he. I charge you. to save my life. not for my sa(e. That Lucentio indeed had &aptista's youngest daughter" &ut. And I for my escape have put on his. sirrah. as becomes.irrah. Puts my apparel and my countenance on. to achieve that maid Whose sudden sight hath thrall'd my wounded eye" !ere comes the rogue" Enter BION#ELLO .

aint Anne. why. then I am Tranio. !ortensio. surely) 7omes there any more of it/ Pa%e y lord. you do not mind the play" SL$ 6es.6ou use your manners discreetly in all (ind of companies) When I am alone. madam lady) Would 'twere done3 The sit and mar' SCENE II. (noc(. sirrah $rumio. Be&'re HORTENSIO(S )'u e Enter PETRUCHIO and his man GRUMIO PETRUCHIO %erona. you nod. To see my friends in Padua. let's go" +ne thing more rests. but of all y best beloved and approved friend. do I" A good matter. Padua. my reasons are both good and weighty" E!e"nt The $resenters ab%&e s$ea' Fir ! Ser"a#! y lord. for a while I ta(e my leave.ufficeth. . &ut in all places else your master Lucentio" LUCENTIO Tranio. and I trow this is his house" !ere. sir3 whom should I (noc(/ is there man has rebused your worship/ . 'tis but begun" SL$ 'Tis a very e:cellent piece of wor(. that thyself e:ecute. by . I say" GRUMIO 0noc(. To ma(e one among these wooers) If thou as( me why.

(noc( me at this gate And rap me well. ben trovato.ignior !ortensio. or I'll (noc( your (nave's pate" GRUMIO y master is grown *uarrelsome" I should (noc( you first. sir. come you to part the fray/ '7on tutto il cuore. an you'll not (noc(. 'tis no matter. I say. molto honorato signor mio Petruchio"' 8ise. sir) well. was it fit . what am I. $rumio. that I should (noc( you here. what he 'leges in Latin" if this be not a lawful case for me to leave his service.' may I say" HORTENSIO 'Alla nostra casa ben venuto. he bid me (noc( him and rap him soundly. sir3 why. sir. (noc( me here soundly" GRUMIO 0noc( you here. rise) we will compound this *uarrel" GRUMIO -ay. masters. I say. sir. loo( you. sirrah. sirrah villain3 Enter HORTENSIO HORTENSIO !ow now3 what's the matter/ do you all at %erona/ y old friend $rumio3 and my good friend Petruchio3 !ow PETRUCHIO . And then I (now after who comes by the worst" PETRUCHIO Will it not be/ 'aith. sir. fa.PETRUCHIO %illain. sir/ PETRUCHIO %illain. I'll try how you can sol. I'll ring it. (noc( when I bid you. help3 my master is mad" PETRUCHIO -ow. and sing it" He (rin)s him b the ears GRUMIO !elp.

'(noc(ing at the gate'/ PETRUCHIO . my father. 6our ancient.irrah. Then had not $rumio come by the worst" PETRUCHIO A senseless villain3 $ood !ortensio. what happy gale &lows you to Padua here from old %erona/ PETRUCHIO . 'twi:t such friends as we 'ew words suffice.ignior !ortensio. patience. two and thirty. trusty. To see( their fortunes farther than at home Where small e:perience grows" &ut in a few. and therefore. . sweet friend. if thou (now +ne rich enough to be Petruchio's wife. be gone. (noc( me here. I advise you" HORTENSIO Petruchio. I am $rumio's pledge) Why.uch wind as scatters young men through the world. rap me here. And I have thrust myself into this ma#e. is deceased.for a servant to use his master so.pa(e you not these words plain. And so am come abroad to see the world" HORTENSIO Petruchio. !aply to wive and thrive as best I may) 7rowns in my purse I have and goods at home. And I'll not wish thee to her" PETRUCHIO . shall I then come roundly to thee And wish thee to a shrewd ill5favour'd wife/ Thou'ldst than( me but a little for my counsel) And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich And very rich) but thou'rt too much my friend.ignior !ortensio. being perhaps. I bade the rascal (noc( upon your gate And could not get him for my heart to do it" GRUMIO 0noc( at the gate3 + heavens3 . or tal( not.irrah. a pip out/ Whom would to $od I had well (noc('d at first. this's a heavy chance 'twi:t him and you. and (noc( me soundly'/ And come you now with. . '. (noc( me well. pleasant servant $rumio" And tell me now. thus it stands with me) Antonio. for aught I see.

were she as rough As are the swelling Adriatic seas) I come to wive it wealthily in Padua. till I see her. . since we are stepp'd thus far in. help thee to a wife With wealth enough and young and beauteous.est" I can.ibyl and as curst and shrewd As . or not removes. An affable and courteous gentleman) !er name is 0atharina inola. And therefore let me be thus bold with you . were my state far worser than it is. If wealthily. so beyond all measure That. nothing comes amiss. I will continue that I broach'd in . peace3 thou (now'st not gold's effect) Tell me her father's name and 'tis enough. though I (now not her. he tells you flatly what his mind is) Why give him gold enough and marry him to a puppet or an aglet5baby. or a worse. 'or I will board her. and that is faults enough. !ortensio. so money comes withal" HORTENSIO Petruchio. at least. Petruchio. &e she as foul as was 'lorentius' love. As old as . 8enown'd in Padua for her scolding tongue" PETRUCHIO I (now her father. sir. And he (new my deceased father well" I will not sleep.As wealth is burden of my wooing dance.ocrates' .anthippe. though she have as many diseases as two and fifty horses) why. or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head. &rought up as best becomes a gentlewoman) !er only fault.he moves me not. loo( you. Is that she is intolerable curst And shrewd and froward. though she chide as loud As thunder when the clouds in autumn crac(" HORTENSIO !er father is &aptista inola. I would not wed her for a mine of gold" PETRUCHIO !ortensio. then happily in Padua" GRUMIO -ay. Affection's edge in me.

how the young fol(s lay their heads together3 aster.ewel of my life in hold.upposing it a thing impossible. she would thin( scolding would do little good upon him) she may perhaps call him half a score (naves or so) why.uitors to her and rivals in my love.ee. . 4nless you will accompany me thither" GRUMIO I pray you. ha/ . !is youngest daughter. That none shall have access unto &ianca Till 0atharina the curst have got a husband" GRUMIO 0atharina the curst3 A title for a maid of all titles the worst" HORTENSIO -ow shall my friend Petruchio do me grace. That ever 0atharina will be woo'd. an she stand him but a little. loo( about you) who goes there. to beguile the old fol(s. I must go with thee. let him go while the humour lasts" +' my word. that's nothing. sir. Therefore this order hath &aptista ta'en. an she (new him as well as I do. 'or those defects I have before rehearsed. beautiful &inaca. sir" HORTENSIO Tarry. he'll rail in his rope5 tric(s" I'll tell you what sir. at least !ave leave and leisure to ma(e love to her And unsuspected court her by herself" Enter GREMIO.To give you over at this first encounter. he will throw a figure in her face and so disfigure her with it that she shall have no more eyes to see withal than a cat" 6ou (now him not. And her withholds from me and other more. an he begin once. to instruct &ianca. by this device. . 'or in &aptista's (eep my treasure is) !e hath the . That so I may. master. And offer me disguised in sober robes To old &aptista as a schoolmaster Well seen in music. and LUCENTIO dis)"ised GRUMIO !ere's no (navery3 . Petruchio.

. mum3 $od save you. and perhaps with more successful words Than you. And see you read no other lectures to her) 6ou understand me) over and beside . sir) I'll have them very fairly bound) All boo(s of love. sir" GREMIO + this learning. stand by a while" GRUMIO A proper stripling and an amorous3 GREMIO +. see that at any hand. what a thing it is3 GRUMIO + this woodcoc(.ignior !ortensio" Trow you whither I am going/ To &aptista inola" I promised to in*uire carefully About a schoolmaster for the fair &ianca) And by good fortune I have lighted well +n this young man. very well. stand you so assured. sirrah3 HORTENSIO $rumio. I'll plead for you As for my patron. As firmly as yourself were still in place) 6ea. I have perused the note" !ar( you. . for learning and behavior .ignior &aptista's liberality. $rumio3 it is the rival of my love" Petruchio. what an ass it is3 PETRUCHIO Peace. And let me have them very well perfumed 'or she is sweeter than perfume itself To whom they go to" What will you read to her/ LUCENTIO Whate'er I read to her. I'll mend it with a largess" Ta(e your paper too. unless you were a scholar.HORTENSIO Peace.ignior $remio" GREMIO And you are well met.

4pon agreement from us to his li(ing. and I have met a gentleman !ath promised me to help me to another. such a life. if her dowry please" GREMIO . 'tis now no time to vent our love) Listen to me. is well" !ortensio. And I do hope good days and long to see" GREMIO + sir. Will underta(e to woo curst 0atharina.o said. say'st me so. and that my deeds shall prove" GRUMIO And that his bags shall prove" HORTENSIO $remio. I'll tell you news indifferent good for either" !ere is a gentleman whom by chance I met. friend/ What countryman/ PETRUCHIO &orn in %erona. well read in poetry And other boo(s.o shall I no whit be behind in duty To fair &ianca. with such a wife. so done. my fortune lives for me. old Antonio's son) y father dead. have you told him all her faults/ PETRUCHIO I (now she is an ir(some brawling scold) If that be all. good ones. so beloved of me" GREMIO &eloved of me. and if you spea( me fair. masters. I warrant ye" HORTENSIO 'Tis well. and to marry her. were strange3 &ut if you have a stomach. to't i' $od's name) 6ou shall have me assisting you in all" &ut will you woo this wild5cat/ . . A fine musician to instruct our mistress. 6ea.'it for her turn. I hear no harm" GREMIO -o.

and BION#ELLO TRANIO $entlemen. I beseech you. neighing steeds. whatsoe'er" GREMIO And so we will. for his own good and ours" HORTENSIO I promised we would be contributors And bear his charging of wooing. y mind presumes.PETRUCHIO Will I live/ GRUMIO Will he woo her/ ay. That gives not half so great a blow to hear As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire/ Tush. tush3 fear boys with bugs" GRUMIO 'or he fears none" GREMIO !ortensio.ignior &aptista inola/ . and trumpets' clang/ And do you tell me of a woman's tongue. provided that he win her" GRUMIO I would I were as sure of a good dinner" Enter TRANIO bra&e. which is the readiest way To the house of . har() This gentleman is happily arrived. $od save you" If I may be bold. Tell me. And heaven's artillery thunder in the s(ies/ !ave I not in a pitched battle heard Loud 'larums. or I'll hang her" PETRUCHIO Why came I hither but to that intent/ Thin( you a little din can daunt mine ears/ !ave I not in my time heard lions roar/ !ave I not heard the sea puff'd up with winds 8age li(e an angry boar chafed with sweat/ !ave I not heard great ordnance in the field.

you mean not her to55 TRANIO Perhaps. sir. Are you a suitor to the maid you tal( of. yea or no/ TRANIO And if I be. I pray" TRANIO I love no chiders.BIONDELLO !e that has the two fair daughters) is't he you mean/ TRANIO <ven he. if without more words you will get you hence" TRANIO Why. sir) what have you to do/ PETRUCHIO -ot her that chides. &iondello" GREMIO !ar( you. That she's the choice love of .ignior $remio" . a word ere you go. if you'll (now. are not the streets as free 'or me as for you/ GREMIO &ut so is not she" TRANIO 'or what reason. at any hand. sir" &iondello. sir. sir. Tranio" HORTENSIO .ir. is it any offence/ GREMIO -o. sir. I beseech you/ GREMIO 'or this reason. let's away" LUCENTIO Well begun. him and her. I pray.

but hear I do that he hath two. And will not promise her to any man . =id you yet ever see &aptista's daughter/ TRANIO -o. sir. the first's for me. Lucentio shall ma(e one.ignior !ortensio" TRANIO . leave that labour to great !ercules. Though Paris came in hope to speed alone" GREMIO What3 this gentleman will out5tal( us all" LUCENTIO .ir. Then well one more may fair &ianca have) And so she shall.oftly.ir. hear me with patience" &aptista is a noble gentleman.ir. The one as famous for a scolding tongue As is the other for beauteous modesty" PETRUCHIO . let her go by" GREMIO 6ea. sir. And let it be more than Alcides' twelve" PETRUCHIO . To whom my father is not all un(nown. give him head) I (now he'll prove a . my masters3 if you be gentlemen. let me be so bold as as( you.HORTENSIO That she's the chosen of . .he may more suitors have and me for one" 'air Leda's daughter had a thousand wooers. =o me this right. to what end are all these words/ HORTENSIO . understand you this of me in sooth) The younges t daughter whom you hear(en for !er father (eeps from all access of suitors. And were his daughter fairer than she is.ir.ade" PETRUCHIO !ortensio.

to my petticoat. 4nbind my hands.ir. Padua. To ma(e a bondmaid and a slave of me. And since you do profess to be a suitor. nor wrong yourself. set the younger free 'or our access.ir. That I disdain) but for these other goods. I'll pull them off myself. Please ye we may contrive this afternoon.4ntil the elder sister first be wed) The younger then is free and not before" TRANIO If it be so. sir. that you are the man ust stead us all and me amongst the rest.trive mightily. gratify this gentleman. Achieve the elder. +r what you will command me will I do. I shall be your ben venuto" SCENE I. 6ou must. you say well and well you do conceive. whose hap shall be to have her Will not so graceless be to be ingrate" HORTENSIO .o well I (now my duty to my elders" . as we do. And do as adversaries do in law. 6ea. . wrong me not. . Petruchio. all my raiment. but eat and drin( as friends" GRUMIO a#d BIONDELLO + e:cellent motion3 'ellows. And if you brea( the ice and do this feat. I shall not be slac() in sign whereof. A r''* i# BAPTISTA(S )'u e Enter KATHARINA and BIANCA BIANCA $ood sister. To whom we all rest generally beholding" TRANIO . let's be gone" HORTENSIO The motion's good indeed and be it so. And *uaff carouses to our mistress' health.

dame3 whence grows this insolence/ &ianca.est. untie my hands" KATHARINA If that be . thou hilding of a devilish spirit. but you shall have him" KATHARINA + then. meddle not with her" 'or shame. here I swear I'll plead for you myself. and now I well perceive 6ou have but . thou liest" Is't not !ortensio/ BIANCA If you affect him. here I charge thee. tell Whom thou lovest best) see thou dissemble not" BIANCA &elieve me. sister. of all the men alive I never yet beheld that special face Which I could fancy more than any other" KATHARINA inion. beli(e. how now. Why dost thou wrong her that did ne'er wrong thee/ When did she cross thee with a bitter word/ KATHARINA !er silence flouts me.ter BIANCA . sister 0ate. sister.est. then all the rest was so" Stri'es her Enter BAPTISTA BAPTISTA Why.KATHARINA +f all thy suitors. stand aside" Poor girl3 she weeps" $o ply thy needle. you fancy riches more) 6ou will have $remio to (eep you fair" BIANCA Is it for him you do envy me so/ -ay then you . and I'll be revenged" *+ies a.ested with me all this while) I prithee.

LUCENTIO in the habit %. !er wondrous *ualities and mild behavior. now I see . fair and virtuous/ BAPTISTA I have a daughter.and TRANIO. get thee in" E!it BIANCA KATHARINA What. I must dance bare5foot on her wedding day And for your love to her lead apes in hell" Tal( not to me) I will go sit and weep Till I can find occasion of revenge" E!it BAPTISTA Was ever gentleman thus grieved as I/ &ut who comes here/ Enter GREMIO. a mean man. neighbour $remio" $od save you. she must have a husband. . That. hearing of her beauty and her wit. sir.BAPTISTA What. !er affability and bashful modesty. good sir3 Pray. gentlemen3 PETRUCHIO And you. will you not suffer me/ -ay. sir. (ith BION#ELLO bearin) a +"te and b%%'s GREMIO $ood morrow.ignior $remio) give me leave" I am a gentleman of %erona. in my sight/ &ianca. neighbour &aptista" BAPTISTA $ood morrow.he is your treasure. (ith HORTENSIO as a m"si. Am bold to show myself a forward guest . called 0atharina" GREMIO 6ou are too blunt) go to it orderly" PETRUCHIO 6ou wrong me.ian. have you not a daughter 7all'd 0atharina.PETRUCHIO.

I do present you with a man of mine. Whereof I (now she is not ignorant) Accept of him. for an entrance to my entertainment. pardon me. that are poor petitioners. that have been more (indly beholding to you than any. or else you do me wrong) !is name is Licio. A man well (nown throughout all Italy" BAPTISTA I (now him well) you are welcome for his sa(e" GREMIO . I am sure of it" To e:press the li(e (indness. Presentin) HORTENSIO 7unning in music and the mathematics.he is not for your turn. for your good sa(e" &ut for my daughter 0atharina. To instruct her fully in those sciences. this I (now. sir/ what may I call your name/ PETRUCHIO Petruchio is my name.Within your house. to ma(e mine eye the witness +f that report which I so oft have heard" And. the more my grief" PETRUCHIO I see you do not mean to part with her. I would fain be doing" GREMIO I doubt it not. sir. spea( too) &accare3 you are marvellous forward" PETRUCHIO +. but you will curse your wooing" -eighbour. this is a gift very grateful. born in antua" BAPTISTA 6ou're welcome. Antonio's son. I spea( but as I find" Whence are you. .aving your tale. I pray. myself. +r else you li(e not of my company" BAPTISTA ista(e me not. . and he. freely give unto you this young scholar. Petruchio.ignior $remio. sir. >Presentin) LUCENTIO? that . Let us.

sir. That. by report I (now him well) you are very welcome. gentle sir. That. And this small pac(et of $ree( and Latin boo(s) If you accept them. 6ou shall go see your pupils presently" !olla. being a stranger in this city here. the boldness is mine own. Ta(e you the lute. and other languages.ignior $remio" Welcome. within3 Enter a Ser&ant . then their worth is great" BAPTISTA Lucentio is your name. upon (nowledge of my parentage. .hath been long studying at 8heims. sir. accept his service" BAPTISTA A thousand than(s. (ith LUCENTIO and HORTENSIO. as cunning in $ree(. I here bestow a simple instrument. 4nto &ianca. and you the set of boo(s. I may have welcome 'mongst the rest that woo And free access and favour as the rest) And. In the preferment of the eldest sister" This liberty is all that I re*uest. good 7ambio" 1T% TRANIO2 &ut. I pray/ TRANIO +f Pisa. Latin. toward the education of your daughters. son to %incentio" BAPTISTA A mighty man of Pisa. BION#ELLO .irrah. and tell them both. =o ma(e myself a suitor to your daughter.%++%(in) . pray. lead these gentlemen To my daughters. sir. methin(s you wal( li(e a stranger) may I be so bold to (now the cause of your coming/ TRANIO Pardon me. of whence. as the other in music and mathematics) his name is 7ambio. These are their tutors) bid them use them well" E!it Ser&ant. fair and virtuous" -or is your firm resolve un(nown to me.

6et e:treme gusts will blow out fire and all) . What dowry shall I have with her to wife/ BAPTISTA After my death the one half of my lands. her love. And in possession twenty thousand crowns" PETRUCHIO And. And every day I cannot come to woo" 6ou (new my father well. for that is all in all" PETRUCHIO Why. to the proof. if I get your daughter's love. And where two raging fires meet together They do consume the thing that feeds their fury) Though little fire grows great with little wind. 'or I am rough and woo not li(e a babe" BAPTISTA Well mayst thou woo. my business as(eth haste. I'll assure her of !er widowhood. That is. Left solely heir to all his lands and goods. Which I have better'd rather than decreased) Then tell me. I am as peremptory as she proud5minded.ignior &aptista. In all my lands and leases whatsoever) Let specialties be therefore drawn between us. And so I pray you all to thin( yourselves" PETRUCHIO .We will go wal( a little in the orchard. for that dowry. that is nothing) for I tell you. as mountains are for winds. And then to dinner" 6ou are passing welcome. though they blow perpetually" . That sha(e not. That covenants may be (ept on either hand" BAPTISTA Ay. be it that she survive me. and happy be thy speed3 &ut be thou arm'd for some unhappy words" PETRUCHIO Ay. when the special thing is well obtain'd. father.o I to her and so she yields to me. and in him me.

And through the instrument my pate made way. ''rets. my friend3 why dost thou loo( so pale/ HORTENSIO 'or fear. call you these/' *uoth she. with a most impatient devilish spirit. it is a lusty wench. +r shall I send my daughter 0ate to you/ PETRUCHIO I pray you do" .he's apt to learn and than(ful for good turns" . then thou canst not brea( her to the lute/ HORTENSIO Why. will you go with us. go with me and be not so discomfited) Proceed in practise with my younger daughter. by the world. When. she struc( me on the head. And there I stood ama#ed for a while. 'I'll fume with them)' And. but never lutes" BAPTISTA Why. will my daughter prove a good musician/ HORTENSIO I thin( she'll sooner prove a soldier Iron may hold with her. if I loo( pale" BAPTISTA What. with twenty such vile terms. . As on a pillory. (ith his head br%'e BAPTISTA !ow now. While she did call me rascal fiddler And twangling 9ac(.Re/enter HORTENSIO. no.ignior Petruchio. I promise you. with that word. how I long to have some chat with her3 BAPTISTA Well. loo(ing through the lute. As had she studied to misuse me so" PETRUCHIO -ow. And bow'd her hand to teach her fingering. I love her ten times more than e'er I did) +. for she hath bro(e the lute to me" I did but tell her she mistoo( her frets.

And woo her with some spirit when she comes" . 0ate. And bonny 0ate and sometimes 0ate the curst. 0ate. and therefore. why then I'll tell her plain . I'll say she loo(s as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew) . for that's your name. Thy virtues spo(e of.he sings as sweetly as a nightingale) . in faith. spea(" Enter KATHARINA $ood morrow.ay that she rail. I'll crave the day When I shall as( the banns and when be married" &ut here she comes. my super5dainty 0ate. for you are call'd plain 0ate. and thy beauty sounded. Petruchio. yself am moved to woo thee for my wife" KATHARINA oved3 in good time) let him that moved you hither 8emove you hence) I (new you at the first 6ou were a moveable" PETRUCHIO Why.E!e"nt a++ b"t PETRUCHIO I will attend her here. and now.ay that she frown. &ut 0ate. but something hard of hearing) They call me 0atharina that do tal( of me" PETRUCHIO 6ou lie. Ta(e this of me. 'or dainties are all 0ates. Then I'll commend her volubility. the prettiest 0ate in 7hristendom 0ate of 0ate !all. !earing thy mildness praised in every town. As though she bid me stay by her a wee() If she deny to wed.ay she be mute and will not spea( a word. I hear" KATHARINA Well have you heard. what's a moveable/ . And say she uttereth piercing elo*uence) If she do bid me pac(. 0ate of my consolation. 6et not so deeply as to thee belongs. I'll give her than(s.

ade as you. I will not burden thee.hould be3 should55bu##3 KATHARINA Well ta'en.oin'd5stool" PETRUCHIO Thou hast hit it) come. 'or. if me you mean" PETRUCHIO Alas3 good 0ate. come. and so are you" PETRUCHIO Women are made to bear.KATHARINA A . and li(e a bu##ard" PETRUCHIO + slow5wing'd turtle3 shall a bu##ard ta(e thee/ KATHARINA Ay. to pluc( it out" KATHARINA Ay. you are too angry" KATHARINA If I be waspish. if the fool could find it where it lies. (nowing thee to be but young and light55 KATHARINA Too light for such a swain as you to catch. for a turtle. as he ta(es a bu##ard" PETRUCHIO 7ome. sit on me" KATHARINA Asses are made to bear. And yet as heavy as my weight should be" PETRUCHIO . . i' faith. and so are you" KATHARINA -o such . you wasp. best beware my sting" PETRUCHIO y remedy is then.

I am a gentleman" KATHARINA That I'll try" She stri'es him PETRUCHIO I swear I'll cuff you. come again. why then no arms" PETRUCHIO A herald.PETRUCHIO Who (nows not where a wasp does wear his sting/ In his tail" KATHARINA In his tongue" PETRUCHIO Whose tongue/ KATHARINA 6ours. 0ate/ +. come. you must not loo( so sour" KATHARINA It is my fashion.o may you lose your arms) If you stri(e me. $ood 0ate. you are no gentleman. you crow too li(e a craven" PETRUCHIO -ay. 0ate. And if no gentleman. if you tal( of tails) and so farewell" PETRUCHIO What. if you stri(e again" KATHARINA . put me in thy boo(s3 KATHARINA What is your crest/ a co:comb/ PETRUCHIO A combless coc(. come. when I see a crab" . with my tongue in your tail/ nay. so 0ate will be my hen" KATHARINA -o coc( of mine.

'or thou are pleasant. I would" PETRUCHIO What. . gamesome. thou canst not loo( as(ance. hear you. -or hast thou pleasure to be cross in tal(. not a whit) I find you passing gentle" 'Twas told me you were rough and coy and sullen. and therefore loo( not sour" KATHARINA There is. -or bite the lip. &ut slow in speech. here's no crab. by . there is" PETRUCHIO Then show it me" KATHARINA !ad I a glass. I am too young for you" KATHARINA 6et you are wither'd" PETRUCHIO 'Tis with cares" KATHARINA I care not" PETRUCHIO -ay.PETRUCHIO Why. you mean my face/ KATHARINA Well aim'd of such a young one" PETRUCHIO -ow.aint $eorge. And now I find report a very liar. &ut thou with mildness entertain'st thy wooers. as angry wenches will. if I tarry) let me go" PETRUCHIO -o. 0ate) in sooth you scape not so" KATHARINA I chafe you. passing courteous. yet sweet as spring5time flowers) Thou canst not frown.

in thy bed) And therefore. 'or I am he am born to tame you 0ate. sweet 0atharina. from my mother5wit" KATHARINA A witty mother3 witless else her son" PETRUCHIO Am I not wise/ KATHARINA 6es. Thus in plain terms) your father hath consented That you shall be my wife. And. and whom thou (eep'st command" PETRUCHIO =id ever =ian so become a grove As 0ate this chamber with her princely gait/ +. And then let 0ate be chaste and =ian sportful3 KATHARINA Where did you study all this goodly speech/ PETRUCHIO It is e:tempore.With gentle conference. by this light. Thy beauty. 'or. fool. Thou must be married to no man but me. nill you. let me see thee wal() thou dost not halt" KATHARINA $o. be thou =ian. I will marry you" -ow. And bring you from a wild 0ate to a 0ate 7onformable as other household 0ates" !ere comes your father) never ma(e denial. Will you. that doth ma(e me li(e thee well. soft and affable" Why does the world report that 0ate doth limp/ + slanderous world3 0ate li(e the ha#el5twig Is straight and slender and as brown in hue As ha#el nuts and sweeter than the (ernels" +. your dowry 'greed on. 0ate. (eep you warm" PETRUCHIO arry. I am a husband for your turn. I must and will have 0atharina to my wife" . and let her be 0ate. whereby I see thy beauty. setting all this chat aside. so I mean.

the (indest 0ate3 . but modest as the dove. And 8oman Lucrece for her chastity) And to conclude. she says she'll see thee hang'd first" TRANIO Is this your speeding/ nay. That tal('d of her. 'or patience she will prove a second $rissel. That upon . how speed you with my daughter/ PETRUCHIO !ow but well. daughter 0atharina3 in your dumps/ KATHARINA 7all you me daughter/ now. we have 'greed so well together. That she shall still be curst in company" I tell you. I promise you 6ou have show'd a tender fatherly regard. I choose her for myself) If she and I be pleased. being alone. have tal('d amiss of her) If she be curst. what's that to you/ 'Tis bargain'd 'twi:t us twain.ignior Petruchio. sir/ how but well/ It were impossible I should speed amiss" BAPTISTA Why. GREMIO. 'or she's not froward.Re/enter BAPTISTA.unday first" GREMIO !ar(. but temperate as the morn. and TRANIO BAPTISTA -ow.unday is the wedding5day" KATHARINA I'll see thee hang'd on . 'tis thus) yourself and all the world. good night our part3 PETRUCHIO &e patient.he is not hot. how now. then. . To wish me wed to one half lunatic. gentlemen. A mad5cup ruffian and a swearing 9ac(. That thin(s with oaths to face the matter out" PETRUCHIO 'ather. 'tis incredible to believe !ow much she loves me) +. it is for policy. Petruchio. .

And venture madly on a desperate mart" TRANIO 'Twas a commodity lay fretting by you) 'Twill bring you gain. I will to %enice. and wife. to your younger daughter) -ow is the day we long have loo(ed for) I am your neighbour. adieu.unday" E!e"nt PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA se&era++ GREMIO Was ever match clapp'd up so suddenly/ BAPTISTA 'aith.oy.he hung about my nec(. A meacoc( wretch can ma(e the curstest shrew" $ive me thy hand. and bid the guests. Petruchio3 'tis a match" GREMIO a#d TRANIO Amen. And (iss me. *uiet in the match" GREMIO -o doubt but he hath got a *uiet catch" &ut now. !ow tame. when men and women are alone. 0ate. and (iss on (iss . &aptists. and was suitor first" .unday comes apace) We will have rings and things and fine array. gentlemen. and gentlemen. That in a twin( she won me to her love" +. 0ate) I will unto %enice. say we) we will be witnesses" PETRUCHIO 'ather.he vied so fast. we will be married o' . protesting oath on oath. To buy apparel 'gainst the wedding5day" Provide the feast. now I play a merchant's part. father. I will be sure my 0atharina shall be fine" BAPTISTA I (now not what to say) but give me your hands. or perish on the seas" BAPTISTA The gain I see( is. $od send you .. . you are novices3 'tis a world to see.

.(ipper. And all things answerable to this portion" yself am struc( in years. tents. y hangings all of Tyrian tapestry. as you (now. thou canst not love so dear as I" TRANIO $raybeard. &asins and ewers to lave her dainty hands. and canopies. 7ostly apparel. And if I die to5morrow. my house within the city Is richly furnished with plate and gold. . this is hers. stand bac() 'tis age that nourisheth" TRANIO &ut youth in ladies' eyes that flourisheth" BAPTISTA 7ontent you. at my farm I have a hundred milch5(ine to the pail. thy love doth free#e" GREMIO &ut thine doth fry" .ay. I must confess. 'ine linen. or your thoughts can guess" GREMIO 6oungling. If whilst I live she will be only mine" TRANIO That 'only' came well in" . and he of both That can assure my daughter greatest dower . list to me) I am my father's heir and only son) . In ivory coffers I have stuff'd my crowns.hall have my &ianca's love" .i:score fat o:en standing in my stalls. In cypress chests my arras counterpoints. Pewter and brass and all things that belong To house or house(eeping) then.TRANIO And I am one that love &ianca more Than words can witness. gentlemen) I will compound this strife) 'Tis deeds must win the pri#e. %alance of %enice gold in needlewor(. What can you assure her/ GREMIO 'irst.ignior $remio. Tur(ey cushions boss'd with pearl.ir.

unday ne:t you (now y daughter 0atharina is to be married) . she shall have me and mine" TRANIO Why. as well as old/ BAPTISTA Well. have I pinch'd you. And twelve tight galleys) these I will assure her. have I cho(ed you with an argosy/ TRANIO $remio. gentlemen. Within rich Pisa walls. besides an argosy That now is lying in arseilles' road" What. . you must pardon me. 'tis (nown my father hath no less Than three great argosies. And she can have no more than all I have) If you li(e me. I young" GREMIO And may not young men die. where's her dower/ TRANIO That's but a cavil) he is old. . I have offer'd all. all which shall be her . besides two galliases. I am thus resolved) on . whate'er thou offer'st ne:t" GREMIO -ay. if you should die before him. And twice as much.ignior $remio has in Padua. then the maid is mine from all the world. I'll leave her houses three or four as good.If I may have your daughter to my wife.he is your own. else. I have no more.ignior $remio/ GREMIO Two thousand ducats by the year of land3 y land amounts not to so much in all) That she shall have. And. as any one +ld .ointure" What. &esides two thousand ducats by the year +f fruitful land. let your father ma(e her the assurance. &y your firm promise) $remio is out5vied" BAPTISTA I must confess your offer is the best.

ignior $remio) And so.unday following.irrah young gamester. A child shall get a sire. good neighbour" E!it BAPTISTA -ow I fear thee not) .-ow. if I fail not of my cunning" E!it SCENE I. I ta(e my leave. you grow too forward. and BIANCA LUCENTIO 'iddler. call'd 'supposed %incentio. HORTENSIO. and than( you both" GREMIO Adieu. and in his waning age . a toy3 An old Italian fo: is not so (ind.et foot under thy table) tut. wrangling pedant. BAPTISTA(S )'u e Enter LUCENTIO.' And that's a wonder) fathers commonly =o get their children. this is The patroness of heavenly harmony) . sir) !ave you so soon forgot the entertainment !er sister 0atharina welcomed you withal/ HORTENSIO &ut. your father were a fool To give thee all. If not. forbear. on the . my boy" E!it TRANIO A vengeance on your crafty wither'd hide3 6et I have faced it with a card of ten" 'Tis in my head to do my master good) I see no reason but supposed Lucentio ust get a father. if you this assurance. but in this case of wooing. shall &ianca &e bride to you. Padua. .

' and that Lucentio that .' disguised thus to get your love. that never read so far To (now the cause why music was ordain'd3 Was it not to refresh the mind of man After his studies or his usual pain/ Then give me leave to read philosophy. And when in music we have spent an hour. to cut off all strife. '. To strive for that which resteth in my choice) I am no breeching scholar in the schools. I will not bear these braves of thine" BIANCA Why.irrah.Then give me leave to have prerogative. gentlemen.imois. 'hic est. you do me double wrong. '!ic steterat.' I am Lucentio. play you the whiles. &ut learn my lessons as I please myself" And. here sit we down) Ta(e you your instrument. madam) '!ic ibat .igeia tellus. I'll not be tied to hours nor 'pointed times. hic est .imois.' son unto %incentio of Pisa.' as I told you before. !ic steterat Priami regia celsa senis"' BIANCA 7onstrue them" LUCENTIO '!ic ibat. '. And while I pause. serve in your harmony" HORTENSIO .igeia tellus. 6our lecture shall have leisure for as much" LUCENTIO Preposterous ass. !is lecture will be done ere you have tuned" HORTENSIO 6ou'll leave his lecture when I am in tune/ LUCENTIO That will be never) tune your instrument" BIANCA Where left we last/ LUCENTIO !ere.

'celsa senis. Licio. and tune again" BIANCA -ow let me see if I can construe it) '!ic ibat .' presume not. for my life. yet I mistrust" LUCENTIO istrust it not) for.' I trust you not.' that we might beguile the old pantaloon" HORTENSIO adam. That I have been thus pleasant with you both" HORTENSIO 6ou may go wal(.' bearing my port. else.igeia tellus. 'tis the base (nave that .imois. I should be arguing still upon that doubt) &ut let it rest" -ow.ars" 1Aside2 !ow fiery and forward our pedant is3 -ow. 'regia. sure. 'tis now in tune" LUCENTIO All but the base" HORTENSIO The base is right. I promise you. I'll watch you better yet" BIANCA In time I may believe.pit in the hole. and give me leave a while) y lessons ma(e no music in three parts" . 'celsa senis. pray. A<acides Was A. my instrument's in tune" BIANCA Let's hear" + fie3 the treble . call'd so from his grandfather" BIANCA I must believe my master.' despair not" HORTENSIO adam. 'hic est . 'regia.' ta(e heed he hear us not.comes a5wooing. man.a:.' I (now you not. '!ic steterat Priami. the (nave doth court my love) Pedascule.ars" LUCENTIO . to you) $ood masters.' is my man Tranio. 'Priami. ta(e it not un(indly.

then I have no cause to stay" . I am past my gamut long ago" HORTENSIO 6et read the gamut of !ortensio" BIANCA 18eads2 ''$amut' I am. sweet masters both. for.LUCENTIO Are you so formal.' to Plead !ortensio's passion. your father prays you leave your boo(s And help to dress your sister's chamber up) 6ou (now to5morrow is the wedding5day" BIANCA 'arewell. I must wait. '& mi. I li(e it not) +ld fashions please me best. To change true rules for old inventions" Enter a Ser&ant Ser"a#! istress.' that loves with all affection) '= sol re. +ur fine musician groweth amorous" HORTENSIO adam.' one clef. but I be deceived. I must be gone" E!e"nt BIANCA and Ser&ant LUCENTIO 'aith. before you touch the instrument. To teach you gamut in a briefer sort. ta(e him for thy lord. fairly drawn" BIANCA Why. pithy and effectual. ore pleasant. I am not so nice. mistress. I must begin with rudiments of art.' &ianca. or I die"' 7all you this gamut/ tut. '7 fa ut. Than hath been taught by any of my trade) And there it is in writing. To learn the order of my fingering. sir/ well. 1Aside2 And watch withal. the ground of all accord. 'A re.' show pity. two notes have I) '< la mi.

good 0atharina. And say. BIANCA. !e'll woo a thousand. and proclaim the banns. &ianca. 'point the day of marriage. !ortensio will be *uit with thee by changing" E!it SCENE II. 6et never means to wed where he hath woo'd" -ow must the world point at poor 0atharina.ests in blunt behavior) And. Be&'re BAPTISTA(S )'u e Enter BAPTISTA. and %thers. invite friends. Padua. Who woo'd in haste and means to wed at leisure" I told you. this is the 'pointed day" That 0atharina and Petruchio should be married. to be noted for a merry man. there is mad Petruchio's wife. . be forced To give my hand opposed against my heart 4nto a mad5brain rudesby full of spleen. TRANIO. be so humble To cast thy wandering eyes on every stale. And yet we hear not of our son5in5law" What will be said/ what moc(ery will it be. GREMIO. 'Lo. a(e feasts. I. and &aptista too" . !iding his bitter . attendants BAPTISTA 1To T8A-I+2 . KATHARINA. he was a frantic fool. If it would please him come and marry her3' TRANIO Patience.ignior Lucentio.E!it HORTENSIO &ut I have cause to pry into this pedant) ethin(s he loo(s as though he were in love) 6et if thy thoughts.ei#e thee that list) if once I find thee ranging. LUCENTIO. To want the bridegroom when the priest attends To spea( the ceremonial rites of marriage3 What says Lucentio to this shame of ours/ KATHARINA -o shame but mine) I must. forsooth.

%++%(ed b BIANCA and %thers BAPTISTA $o. Petruchio means but well. 'or such an in. I (now him passing wise. .4pon my life. I cannot blame thee now to weep. Though he be merry. yet withal he's honest" KATHARINA Would 0atharina had never seen him though3 E!it (ee$in).ury would ve: a very saint. old news. master3 news. girl. is it not news. Whatever fortune stays him from his word) Though he be blunt. sir" BAPTISTA What then/ BIONDELLO !e is coming" BAPTISTA When will he be here/ BIONDELLO When he stands where I am and sees you there" TRANIO &ut say. uch more a shrew of thy impatient humour" Enter BION#ELLO BIONDELLO aster. to hear of Petruchio's coming/ BAPTISTA Is he come/ BIONDELLO Why. and such news as you never heard of3 BAPTISTA Is it new and old too/ how may that be/ BIONDELLO Why. what to thine old news/ . no.

6et oftentimes he goes but mean5apparell'd" BAPTISTA I am glad he's come.er(in. that Petruchio came" BIONDELLO -o. sir. besides. one buc(led. begnawn with the bots. with a bro(en hilt. infected with the fashions. with two bro(en points) his horse hipped with an old mothy saddle and stirrups of no (indred. a pair of boots that have been candle5cases. sped with spavins. sir. and chapeless. with him on his bac(" . another laced. his lac(ey. rayed with yellows. howsoe'er he comes" BIONDELLO Why. a pair of old breeches thrice turned. full of wingdalls. an old hat and 'the humour of forty fancies' pric(ed in't for a feather) a monster. troubled with the lampass. which hath two letters for her name fairly set down in studs. swayed in the bac( and shoulder5shotten. being restrained to (eep him from stumbling. past cure of the fives. one girth si: time pieced and a woman's crupper of velour. and not li(e a 7hristian footboy or a gentleman's lac(ey" TRANIO 'Tis some odd humour pric(s him to this fashion. sir. a very monster in apparel. for all the world caparisoned li(e the horse. Petruchio is coming in a new hat and an old . an old rusty sword ta'en out of the town5armory. hath been often burst and now repaired with (nots. star( spoiled with the staggers. and here and there pieced with pac(thread" BAPTISTA Who comes with him/ BIONDELLO +. with a linen stoc( on one leg and a (ersey boot5hose on the other. a half5che*ued bit and a head5stall of sheep's leather which. I say his horse comes. he comes not" BAPTISTA =idst thou not say he comes/ BIONDELLO Who/ that Petruchio came/ BAPTISTA Ay.BIONDELLO Why. gartered with a red and blue list. possessed with the glanders and li(e to mose in the chine. near5legged before and with.

methin(s you frown) And wherefore ga#e this goodly company. I should rush in thus" &ut where is 0ate/ where is my lovely bride/ !ow does my father/ $entles. shame to your estate. fearing you would not come. that's all one" BIONDELLO -ay. And yet not many" Enter PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO PETRUCHIO 7ome. An eye5sore to our solemn festival3 TRANIO And tells us. where be these gallants/ who's at home/ BAPTISTA 6ou are welcome. sir. I hold you a penny. -ow sadder. A horse and a man Is more than one.ome comet or unusual prodigy/ BAPTISTA Why.BAPTISTA Why. by . doff this habit.aint 9amy. you (now this is your wedding5day) 'irst were we sad. As if they saw some wondrous monument. . that you come so unprovided" 'ie. sir" PETRUCHIO And yet I come not well" BAPTISTA And yet you halt not" TRANIO -ot so well apparell'd As I wish you were" PETRUCHIO Were it better. what occasion of import .

To put on better ere he go to church" BAPTISTA I'll after him. 'Twere well for 0ate and better for myself" &ut what a fool am I to chat with you. GREMIO. you will not marry her" PETRUCHIO $ood sooth. When I should bid good morrow to my bride. not unto my clothes) 7ould I repair what she will wear in me. be it possible. As I can change these poor accoutrements. and harsh to hear) . at more leisure. And sent you hither so unli(e yourself/ PETRUCHIO Tedious it were to tell. believe me) thus I'll visit her" BAPTISTA &ut thus.!ath all so long detain'd you from your wife. therefore ha' done with words) To me she's married. Put on clothes of mine" PETRUCHIO -ot I. and attendants TRANIO &ut to her love concerneth us to add . I will so e:cuse As you shall well be satisfied withal" &ut where is 0ate/ I stay too long from her) The morning wears. I trust. and see the event of this" E!e"nt BAPTISTA. Though in some part enforced to digress. Which. 'tis time we were at church" TRANIO .ufficeth I am come to (eep my word.ee not your bride in these unreverent robes) $o to my chamber. And seal the title with a lovely (iss3 E!e"nt PETRUCHIO and GRUMIO TRANIO !e hath some meaning in his mad attire) We will persuade him. even thus.

'tis impossible" GREMIO Why he's a devil.o shall you *uietly en. A grumbling groom. And watch our vantage in this business) We'll over5reach the greybeard. I'll (eep mine own. The *uaint musician.55whate'er he be. inola. And ma(e assurance here in Padua +f greater sums than I have promised" .ignior $remio. And marry sweet &ianca with consent" LUCENTIO Were it not that my fellow5school5master =oth watch &ianca's steps so narrowly. Lucentio" Re/enter GREMIO . As I before unparted to your worship. $remio.!er father's li(ing) which to bring to pass. It s(ills not much" we'll fit him to our turn. I am to get a man. The narrow5prying father. to steal our marriage. let all the world say no. and that the girl shall find" TRANIO 7urster than she/ why.55 And he shall be %incentio of Pisa. 'Twere good. amorous Licio. Which once perform'd.oy your hope. despite of all the world" TRANIO That by degrees we mean to loo( into. came you from the church/ GREMIO As willingly as e'er I came from school" TRANIO And is the bride and bridegroom coming home/ GREMIO A bridegroom say you/ 'tis a groom indeed. a devil. All for my master's sa(e. methin(s. a very fiend" .

BIANCA. *uaff'd off the muscadel And threw the sops all in the se:ton's face. she's a lamb. the priest let fall the boo(. if 0atharina should be his wife. !aving no other reason &ut that his beard grew thin and hungerly And seem'd to as( him sops as he was drin(ing" This done. BAPTISTA. she's a devil. Re/enter PETRUCHIO. the devil's dam" GREMIO Tut. The mad5brain'd bridegroom too( him such a cuff That down fell priest and boo( and boo( and priest) '-ow ta(e them up. 'if any list"' TRANIO What said the wench when he rose again/ GREMIO Trembled and shoo(. a devil. he too( the bride about the nec( And (iss'd her lips with such a clamorous smac( That at the parting all the church did echo) And I seeing this came thence for very shame. all5ama#ed. 'Ay. as he stoop'd again to ta(e it up.uch a mad marriage never was before) !ar(.ir Lucentio) when the priest .hould as(. And. he stamp'd and swore.' *uoth he. and Train PETRUCHIO $entlemen and friends. and swore so loud. I (now. har(3 I hear the minstrels play" M"si. carousing to his mates After a storm. . HORTENSIO. KATHARINA. by gogs5wouns.TRANIO Why. GRUMIO. for why. the rout is coming" . a fool to him3 I'll tell you.' *uoth he. a dove. And have prepared great store of wedding cheer. as if !e had been aboard. That. I than( you for your pains) I (now you thin( to dine with me to5day. !e calls for wine) 'A health3' *uoth he. And after me. As if the vicar meant to co#en him" &ut after many ceremonies done. .

&ut so it is, my haste doth call me hence, And therefore here I mean to ta(e my leave" BAPTISTA Is't possible you will away to5night/ PETRUCHIO I must away to5day, before night come) a(e it no wonder; if you (new my business, 6ou would entreat me rather go than stay" And, honest company, I than( you all, That have beheld me give away myself To this most patient, sweet and virtuous wife) =ine with my father, drin( a health to me; 'or I must hence; and farewell to you all" TRANIO Let us entreat you stay till after dinner" PETRUCHIO It may not be" GREMIO Let me entreat you" PETRUCHIO It cannot be" KATHARINA Let me entreat you" PETRUCHIO I am content" KATHARINA Are you content to stay/ PETRUCHIO I am content you shall entreat me stay; &ut yet not stay, entreat me how you can" KATHARINA -ow, if you love me, stay" PETRUCHIO $rumio, my horse"

GRUMIO Ay, sir, they be ready) the oats have eaten the horses" KATHARINA -ay, then, =o what thou canst, I will not go to5day; -o, nor to5morrow, not till I please myself" The door is open, sir; there lies your way; 6ou may be ,ogging whiles your boots are green; 'or me, I'll not be gone till I please myself) 'Tis li(e you'll prove a ,olly surly groom, That ta(e it on you at the first so roundly" PETRUCHIO + 0ate, content thee; prithee, be not angry" KATHARINA I will be angry) what hast thou to do/ 'ather, be *uiet; he shall stay my leisure" GREMIO Ay, marry, sir, now it begins to wor(" KATARINA $entlemen, forward to the bridal dinner) I see a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist" PETRUCHIO They shall go forward, 0ate, at thy command" +bey the bride, you that attend on her; $o to the feast, revel and domineer, 7arouse full measure to her maidenhead, &e mad and merry, or go hang yourselves) &ut for my bonny 0ate, she must with me" -ay, loo( not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret; I will be master of what is mine own) .he is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, y household stuff, my field, my barn, y horse, my o:, my ass, my any thing; And here she stands, touch her whoever dare; I'll bring mine action on the proudest he That stops my way in Padua" $rumio, =raw forth thy weapon, we are beset with thieves; 8escue thy mistress, if thou be a man"

'ear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee, 0ate) I'll buc(ler thee against a million" E!e"nt PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, and GRUMIO BAPTISTA -ay, let them go, a couple of *uiet ones" GREMIO Went they not *uic(ly, I should die with laughing" TRANIO +f all mad matches never was the li(e" LUCENTIO istress, what's your opinion of your sister/ BIANCA That, being mad herself, she's madly mated" GREMIO I warrant him, Petruchio is 0ated" BAPTISTA -eighbours and friends, though bride and bridegroom wants 'or to supply the places at the table, 6ou (now there wants no ,un(ets at the feast" Lucentio, you shall supply the bridegroom's place) And let &ianca ta(e her sister's room" TRANIO .hall sweet &ianca practise how to bride it/ BAPTISTA .he shall, Lucentio" 7ome, gentlemen, let's go" E!e"nt

SCENE I. PETRUCHIO(S c'u#!r+ )'u e
Enter GRUMIO GRUMIO 'ie, fie on all tired ,ades, on all mad masters, and all foul ways3 Was ever man so beaten/ was ever man so rayed/ was ever man so weary/ I am sent before to ma(e a fire, and they

shall warm myself. and so long am I at the least" &ut wilt thou ma(e a fire. before this frost) but. 7urtis. she being now at hand. for being slow in thy hot office/ CURTIS I prithee. and have thy duty. my heart in my belly. 7urtis. good 7urtis. thou mayst slide from my shoulder to my heel with no greater a run but my head and my nec(" A fire good 7urtis" CURTIS Is my master and his wife coming. $rumio/ GRUMIO +. ay. to thy cold comfort. my very lips might free#e to my teeth. for it hath tamed my old master and my new mistress and myself. thou shalt soon feel. fellow 7urtis" CURTIS Away. good $rumio. for. ay) and therefore fire.are coming after to warm them" -ow. and therefore fire) do thy duty. ho3 7urtis" Enter CURTIS CURTIS Who is that calls so coldly/ GRUMIO A piece of ice) if thou doubt it. in every office but thine. for my master and mistress are almost fro#en to death" CURTIS There's fire ready. or shall I complain on thee to our mistress. good $rumio. with blowing the fire. considering the weather. cast on no water" CURTIS Is she so hot a shrew as she's reported/ GRUMIO . thou (nowest. whose hand. and therefore.he was. a taller man than I will ta(e cold" !olla. the news" . thy horn is a foot. ere I should come by a fire to thaw me) but I. you three5inch fool3 I am no beast" GRUMIO Am I but three inches/ why. tell me. winter tames man. fire. were not I a little pot and soon hot. woman and beast. my tongue to the roof of my mouth. how goes the world/ GRUMIO A cold world.

and every officer his wedding5garment on/ &e the . my master and mistress fallen out" CURTIS !ow/ GRUMIO +ut of their saddles into the dirt. cobwebs swept. the house trimmed. rushes strewed. the . you are so full of cony5catching3 GRUMIO Why. '9ac(. their white stoc(ings. the serving5men in their new fustian. my horse is tired.GRUMIO Why. good $rumio" GRUMIO Lend thine ear" CURTIS !ere" GRUMIO There" Stri'es him CURTIS This is to feel a tale. news" GRUMIO 'irst. and every thing in order/ CURTIS All ready. and therefore. we came down a foul hill. I pray thee. for I have caught e:treme cold" Where's the coo(/ is supper ready.ac(s fair within. my master riding behind my mistress. (now. not to hear a tale" GRUMIO And therefore 'tis called a sensible tale) and this cuff was but to (noc( at your ear. boy3 ho3 boy3' and as much news as will thaw" CURTIS 7ome.55 . and beseech listening" -ow I begin) Im$rimis.ills fair without. and thereby hangs a tale" CURTIS Let's ha't. therefore fire. the carpets laid.

how the horses ran away. how he left her with the horse upon her. that calls for company to countenance her" . how she was bemoiled. how I cried. and that thou and the proudest of you all shall find when he comes home" &ut what tal( I of this/ 7all forth -athaniel. how he swore. a horse" GRUMIO Tell thou the tale) but hadst thou not crossed me. with many things of worthy memory.ugarsop and the rest) let their heads be slee(ly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent (nit) let them curtsy with their left legs and not presume to touch a hair of my master's horse5tail till they (iss their hands" Are they all ready/ CURTIS They are" GRUMIO 7all them forth" CURTIS =o you hear. . thou shouldst have heard how her horse fell and she under her horse. 9oseph. Walter.CURTIS &oth of one horse/ GRUMIO What's that to thee/ CURTIS Why. ho/ you must meet my master to countenance my mistress" GRUMIO Why. how her bridle was burst. Philip. thou shouldst have heard in how miry a place. how he beat me because her horse stumbled. that never prayed before. it seems. which now shall die in oblivion and thou return une:perienced to thy grave" CURTIS &y this rec(oning he is more shrew than she" GRUMIO Ay. how she waded through the dirt to pluc( him off me. how I lost my crupper. how she prayed. she hath a face of her own" CURTIS Who (nows not that/ GRUMIO Thou. -icholas.

alighted by this.i&e Ser&in)/men NATHANIEL Welcome home. you. sir3 here. $rumio3 PHILIP !ow now.CURTIS I call them forth to credit her" GRUMIO Why. and therefore be not557oc('s passion. is all ready. $rumio3 .55how now.OSEPH What.MEN !ere. and all things neat/ NATHANIEL All things is ready" !ow near is our master/ GRUMIO <'en at hand. you. sir.55fellow. Philip/ ALL SER-ING. silence3 I hear my master" Enter PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA PETRUCHIO Where be these (naves/ What. $rumio3 NICHOLAS 'ellow $rumio3 NATHANIEL !ow now. you.55 what. no man at door To hold my stirrup nor to ta(e my horse3 Where is -athaniel. sir" PETRUCHIO !ere. you. here.%"r %r . sir3 here.55and thus much for greeting" -ow. here. old lad/ GRUMIO Welcome. my spruce companions. she comes to borrow nothing of them" Enter . sir3 . sir3 here. $regory.

and mend the pluc(ing off the other" Stri'es him . go. good sweet 0ate. was not fully made. sir.6ou logger5headed and unpolish'd grooms3 What.ound. and welcome"55 . 0ate. I say/ -ay. rascals. sound. sound.it down. And $abriel's pumps were all unpin('d i' the heel. and $regory. as they are. as foolish as I was before" PETRUCHIO 6ou peasant swain3 you whoreson malt5horse drudge3 =id I not bid thee meet me in the par(. 6et. And Walter's dagger was not come from sheathing) There were none fine but Adam. There was no lin( to colour Peter's hat. you rogues3 you villains. you rogue3 you pluc( my foot awry) Ta(e that. no attendance/ no regard/ no duty/ Where is the foolish (nave I sent before/ GRUMIO !ere. As he forth wal(ed on his way)55' +ut. sir. when. and beggarly. be merry" +ff with my boots. here are they come to meet you" PETRUCHIO $o. And bring along these rascal (naves with thee/ GRUMIO -athaniel's coat. 8alph. sound3 Re/enter Ser&ants (ith s"$$er Why. when/ 1. old. and fetch my supper in" E!e"nt Ser&ants 1.ings2 0It was the friar of orders grey. The rest were ragged.inging2 'Where is the life that late I led55 Where are those55' .

ho3 Where's my spaniel Troilus/ . that you must (iss. I pray you.irrah.ome water. get you hence. sweet 0ate. and all. 0ate. and wash. sit down. trenchers.hall I have some water/ Enter %ne (ith (ater 7ome. bring it from the dresser. Thr%(s the meat. what. if you were so contented" .oltheads and unmanner'd slaves3 What. husband. And serve it thus to me that love it not/ Thereta(e it to you.. 'twas a fault unwilling" PETRUCHIO A whoreson beetle5headed. do you grumble/ I'll be with you straight" KATHARINA I pray you. villains. here. I (now you have a stomach" Will you give than(s. and so is all the meat" What dogs are these3 Where is the rascal coo(/ !ow durst you. 0ate. 0ate" . flap5ear'd (nave3 7ome. cups. ab%"t the sta)e 6ou heedless . be not so dis*uiet) The meat was well. et. and welcome heartily" 6ou whoreson villain3 will you let it fall/ Stri'es him KATHARINA Patience. and be ac*uainted with" Where are my slippers/ . 0ate. or else shall I/ What's this/ mutton/ Fir ! Ser"a#! Ay" PETRUCHIO Who brought it/ PETER I" PETRUCHIO 'Tis burnt.&e merry. And bid my cousin 'erdinand come hither) +ne.

Than feed it with such over5roasted flesh" &e patient. to spea(. to watch her. To ma(e her come and (now her (eeper's call. I will bring thee to thy bridal chamber" E!e"nt Re/enter Ser&ants se&era++ NATHANIEL Peter. 0ate. to loo(. that she. ma(ing a sermon of continency to her. and rates. 'twas burnt and dried away. for this night. poor soul. we'll fast for company) 7ome. And sits as one new5risen from a dream" Away.ince. planteth anger. And till she stoop she must not be full5gorged. away3 for he is coming hither" E!e"nt Re/enter PETRUCHIO PETRUCHIO Thus have I politicly begun my reign. And better 'twere that both of us did fast. And I e:pressly am forbid to touch it. and swears. And. 'or it engenders choler. ourselves are choleric. And rails. to5morrow 't shall be mended. 0nows not which way to stand. of ourselves. That is. 'or then she never loo(s upon her lure" Another way I have to man my haggard. didst ever see the li(e/ PETER !e (ills her in her own humour" Re/enter CURTIS GRUMIO Where is he/ CURTIS In her chamber. . as we watch these (ites .PETRUCHIO I tell thee. And 'tis my hope to end successfully" y falcon now is sharp and passing empty.

Be&'re BAPTISTA(S )'u e Enter TRANIO and HORTENSIO TRANIO Is't possible. another way the sheets) Ay. Padua. that istress &ianca =oth fancy any other but Lucentio/ I tell you. And in conclusion she shall watch all night) And if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl And with the clamour (eep her still awa(e" This is a way to (ill a wife with (indness. and amid this hurly I intend That all is done in reverend care of her. the Art to Love" . to satisfy you in what I have said. friend Licio. master. .he eat no meat to5day.ir. And here I'll fling the pillow. there the bolster. And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour" !e that (nows better how to tame a shrew.That bate and beat and will not be obedient" .tand by and mar( the manner of his teaching" Enter BIANCA and LUCENTIO LUCENTIO -ow. As with the meat. mistress. nor none shall eat. read you/ first resolve me that" LUCENTIO I read that I profess. profit you in what you read/ BIANCA What. Last night she slept not. nor to5night she shall not. some undeserved fault I'll find about the ma(ing of the bed. she bears me fair in hand" HORTENSIO . This way the coverlet. sir. -ow let him spea() 'tis charity to show" E!it SCENE II.

I will with you. that I am call'd !ortensio" TRANIO . -ever to marry with her though she would entreat) 'ie on her3 see. but do forswear her. 'or such a one as leaves a gentleman. 6ou that durst swear at your mistress &ianca Loved none in the world so well as Lucentio" TRANIO + despiteful love3 unconstant woman(ind3 I tell thee. and here I firmly vow -ever to woo her no more.BIANCA And may you prove. And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness.ee.ignior !ortensio. I have often heard +f your entire affection to &ianca. if you be so contented. marry3 -ow. sweet dear. tell me. As one unworthy all the former favours That I have fondly flatter'd her withal" TRANIO And here I ta(e the unfeigned oath. how they (iss and court3 . sir. And ma(es a god of such a cullion) 0now. !ere is my hand. master of your art3 LUCENTIO While you. that I may surely (eep mine oath.ignior Lucentio. I pray. how beastly she doth court him3 HORTENSIO Would all the world but he had *uite forsworn3 'or me. sir. . this is wonderful" HORTENSIO ista(e no more) I am not Licio. &ut one that scorn to live in this disguise. 'orswear &ianca and her love for ever" HORTENSIO . as I seem to be. I will be married to a wealthy widow. Licio. prove mistress of my heart3 HORTENSIO @uic( proceeders. -or a musician.

And have forsworn you with !ortensio" BIANCA Tranio. he is gone unto the taming5school" BIANCA The taming5school3 what.hall win my love) and so I ta(e my leave. and he'll tame her" BIANCA !e says so. you . In resolution as I swore before" E!it TRANIO istress &ianca.<re three days pass. which hath as long loved me As I have loved this proud disdainful haggard" And so farewell.est) but have you both forsworn me/ TRANIO istress. and Petruchio is the master.oy3 TRANIO Ay. gentle love. . we have" LUCENTIO Then we are rid of Licio" TRANIO I' faith. . he'll have a lusty widow now.ignior Lucentio" 0indness in women. . bless you with such grace As 'longeth to a lover's blessed case3 -ay. I have ta'en you napping. That shall be wood and wedded in a day" BIANCA $od give him . not their beauteous loo(s. is there such a place/ TRANIO Ay. Tranio" TRANIO 'aith. mistress.

master. or are you at the farthest/ Peda#! . sir3 TRANIO And you. at the farthest for a wee( or two) &ut then up farther. I'll ma(e him glad to seem %incentio. Will serve the turn" TRANIO What is he. a mercatante. or a pedant. but format in apparel. if $od lend me life" . sir3 you are welcome" Travel you far on. and then let me alone" E!e"nt LUCENTIO and BIANCA Enter a Pedant Peda#! $od save you.ir. and as for as 8ome. Tranio/ TRANIO If he be credulous and trust my tale. To tame a shrew and charm her chattering tongue" Enter BION#ELLO BIONDELLO + master. In gait and countenance surely li(e a father" LUCENTIO And what of him. &iondello/ BIONDELLO aster.That teacheth tric(s eleven and twenty long. And so to Tripoli. And give assurance to &aptista inola. As if he were the right %incentio Ta(e in your love. I (now not what. I have watch'd so long That I am dog5weary) but at last I spied An ancient angel coming down the hill.

$od forbid3 And come to Padua. in Pisa have I often been. sir3 how. but I have heard of him. and the du(e. sir/ marry. I pray/ Peda#! +f antua" TRANIO +f antua. and this I will advise you) 'irst. I pray/ for that goes hard" TRANIO 'Tis death for any one in antua To come to Padua" 0now you not the cause/ 6our ships are stay'd at %enice. sir. 'or private *uarrel 'twi:t your du(e and him. A merchant of incomparable wealth" TRANIO !e is my father. careless of your life/ Peda#! y life. have you ever been at Pisa/ Peda#! Ay. sir. it is worse for me than so. tell me. and. 'or I have bills for money by e:change 'rom 'lorence and must here deliver them" TRANIO Well. Pisa renowned for grave citi#ens" TRANIO Among them (now you one %incentio/ Peda#! I (now him not. marvel. !ath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly) 'Tis. to do you courtesy. This will I do. but that you are but newly come. 6ou might have heard it else proclaim'd about" Peda#! Alas3 sir. In countenance somewhat doth resemble you" . sooth to say. sir.TRANIO What countryman.

4pon entreaty have a present aims. . who never (new how to entreat. no. I dare not for my life" KATHARINA The more my wrong. elsewhere they meet with charity) &ut I. forsooth. did he marry me to famish me/ &eggars. and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty" TRANIO Then go with me to ma(e the matter good" This. the more his spite appears) What. I let you understand. sir) so shall you stay Till you have done your business in the city) If this be courtesy. by the way.ir %incentio" !is name and credit shall you underta(e. And thin( it not the worst of an your fortunes That you are li(e to . I do. that come unto my father's door. If not. accept of it" Peda#! + sir. To pass assurance of a dower in marriage 'Twi:t me and one &aptista's daughter here) In all these circumstances I'll instruct you) $o with me to clothe you as becomes you" E!e"nt SCENE III. 6ou understand me. my father is here loo('d for every day. and all one" TRANIO To save your life in this e:tremity. A r''* i# PETRUCHIO(S )'u e Enter KATHARINA and GRUMIO GRUMIO -o. sir. This favour will I do you for his sa(e. And in my house you shall be friendly lodged) Loo( that you ta(e upon you as you should. -or never needed that I should entreat.BIONDELLO 1Aside2 As much as an apple doth an oyster.

+r else you get no beef of $rumio" KATHARINA Then both. the beef. As who should say. !e does it under name of perfect love. 'Twere deadly sic(ness or else present death" I prithee go and get me some repast. I will not) you shall have the mustard. I fear 'tis choleric" What say you to a piece of beef and mustard/ KATHARINA A dish that I do love to feed upon" GRUMIO Ay. so it be wholesome food" GRUMIO What say you to a neat's foot/ KATHARINA 'Tis passing good) I prithee let me have it" GRUMIO I fear it is too choleric a meat" !ow say you to a fat tripe finely broil'd/ KATHARINA I li(e it well) good $rumio. or one. the mustard without the beef" . and let the mustard rest" GRUMIO -ay then. but the mustard is too hot a little" KATHARINA Why then. fetch it me" GRUMIO I cannot tell. giddy for lac( of sleep.Am starved for meat. or any thing thou wilt" GRUMIO Why then. if I should sleep or eat. I care not what. With oath (ept wa(ing and with brawling fed) And that which spites me more than all these wants.

And so shall mine. as cold as can be" PETRUCHIO Pluc( up thy spirits. loo( cheerfully upon me" !ere love. what cheer/ KATHARINA 'aith.ignior Petruchio. this (indness merits than(s" What. fie3 you are to blame" 7ome. let it stand" PETRUCHIO The poorest service is repaid with than(s. I say" Enter PETRUCHIO and HORTENSIO (ith meat PETRUCHIO !ow fares my 0ate/ What. if thou lovest me" . thou see'st how diligent I am To dress thy meat myself and bring it thee) I am sure. sweet 0ate. I'll bear you company" PETRUCHIO 1Aside2 <at it up all. !ortensio. all amort/ HORTENSIO istress. then thou lovest it not. get thee gone.orrow on thee and all the pac( of you. Beats him That feed'st me with the very name of meat) .KATHARINA $o. sweeting. ta(e away this dish" KATHARINA I pray you. before you touch the meat" KATHARINA I than( you. And all my pains is sorted to no proof" !ere. get thee gone. not a word/ -ay. sir" HORTENSIO . mistress 0ate. That triumph thus upon my misery3 $o. thou false deluding slave.

With sil(en coats and caps and golden rings. this was moulded on a porringer. a baby's cap) Away with it3 come. a tric(. hast thou dined/ The tailor stays thy leisure. A velvet dish) fie. With amber bracelets. I trust I may have leave to spea(. let us see these ornaments. And spea( I will. my honey love. With ruffs and cuffs and fardingales and things. Lay forth the gown" Enter Haberdasher What news with you. beads and all this (navery" What. tailor. To dec( thy body with his ruffling treasure" Enter Tai+%r 7ome. a toy. And if you cannot. And gentlewomen wear such caps as these PETRUCHIO When you are gentle. Will we return unto thy father's house And revel it as bravely as the best. no babe) 6our betters have endured me say my mind. best you stop your ears" . let me have a bigger" KATHARINA I'll have no bigger) this doth fit the time. eat apace) and now. 'tis a coc(le or a walnut5shell. fie3 'tis lewd and filthy) Why. sir. A (nac(. And not till then" HORTENSIO 1Aside2 That will not be in haste" KATHARINA Why. you shall have one too.uch good do it unto thy gentle heart3 0ate. sir/ Haberda )er !ere is the cap your worship did bespea(" PETRUCHIO Why. I am no child. With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery.

as I please. a sil(en pie) I love thee well. thou say'st true. carved li(e an apple5tart/ !ere's snip and nip and cut and slish and slash. in words" PETRUCHIO Why. nor more commendable) &eli(e you mean to ma(e a puppet of me" PETRUCHIO Why. he means to ma(e a puppet of thee" . ay) come. let us see't" + mercy. up and down. I will be free <ven to the uttermost. $od3 what mas*uing stuff is here/ What's this/ a sleeve/ 'tis li(e a demi5cannon) What. A custard5coffin. 'or you shall hop without my custom. tailor. And rather than it shall.y tongue will tell the anger of my heart. and did. true. Li(e to a censer in a barber's shop) Why. +r else my heart concealing it will brea(. but if you be remember'd. i' devil's name. ore *uaint. According to the fashion and the time" PETRUCHIO arry. call'st thou this/ HORTENSIO 1Aside2 I see she's li(e to have neither cap nor gown" Tail'r 6ou bid me ma(e it orderly and well. And it I will have. sir) I'll none of it) hence3 ma(e your best of it" KATHARINA I never saw a better5fashion'd gown. hop me over every (ennel home. a bauble. in that thou li(est it not" KATHARINA Love me or love me not. it is a paltry cap. tailor. I did not bid you mar it to the time" $o. I li(e the cap. or I will have none" E!it Haberdasher PETRUCHIO Thy gown/ why. what. more pleasing.

thou remnant. *uarter. thou thimble. thou liest" Tail'r Why.Tail'r . I. brave not me. that thou hast marr'd her gown" Tail'r 6our worship is deceived. nail3 Thou flea. Thou yard. thou thread. thou rag. three5*uarters. half5yard. I gave him the stuff" Tail'r &ut how did you desire it should be made/ GRUMIO arry. +r I shall so be5mete thee with thy yard As thou shalt thin( on prating whilst thou livest3 I tell thee. the gown is made 9ust as my master had direction) $rumio gave order how it should be done" GRUMIO I gave him no order. I bid thy master cut out the gown. here is the note of the fashion to testify . but I did not bid him cut it to pieces) ergo.he says your worship means to ma(e a puppet of her" PETRUCHIO + monstrous arrogance3 Thou liest. with needle and thread" Tail'r &ut did you not re*uest to have it cut/ GRUMIO Thou hast faced many things" Tail'r I have" GRUMIO 'ace not me) thou hast braved many men. I will neither be faced nor braved" I say unto thee. thou winter5cric(et thou3 &raved in mine own house with a s(ein of thread/ Away. thou nit. thou *uantity. sir.

if ever I said loose5bodied gown. a loose5bodied gown)' GRUMIO aster.PETRUCHIO 8ead it" GRUMIO The note lies in's throat. and that I'll prove upon thee. thou shouldst (now it" GRUMIO I am for thee straight) ta(e thou the bill. sew me in the s(irts of it. if he say I said so" Tail'r 18eads2 'Im$rimis. though thy little finger be armed in a thimble" Tail'r This is true that I say) an I had thee in place where. error i' the bill" I commanded the sleeves should be cut out and sewed up again. and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread) I said a gown" PETRUCHIO Proceed" Tail'r 18eads2 'With a small compassed cape)' GRUMIO I confess the cape" Tail'r 18eads2 'With a trun( sleeve)' GRUMIO I confess two sleeves" Tail'r 18eads2 'The sleeves curiously cut"' PETRUCHIO Ay. give me thy mete5yard. sir. there's the villany" GRUMIO <rror i' the bill. and spare not me" HORTENSIO $od5a5mercy. $rumio3 then he shall have no odds" .

sir. not for thy life) ta(e up my mistress' gown for thy master's use3 PETRUCHIO Why. . ta(e it up unto thy master's use" GRUMIO %illain. the conceit is deeper than you thin( for) Ta(e up my mistress' gown to his master's use3 +. I'll pay thee for thy gown tomorrow) Ta(e no un(indness of his hasty words) Away3 I say. And therefore frolic) we will hence forthwith. our garments poor. and say no more" HORTENSIO Tailor.ay more precious than the lar(. commend me to thy master" E!it Tai+%r PETRUCHIO Well. And as the sun brea(s through the dar(est clouds.PETRUCHIO Well.o honour peereth in the meanest habit" What is the . say thou wilt see the tailor paid" $o ta(e it hence. no. good 0ate. in brief. sir. my 0ate. we will unto your father's <ven in these honest mean habiliments) +ur purses shall be proud. the gown is not for me" GRUMIO 6ou are i' the right. fie3 PETRUCHIO 1Aside2 !ortensio. &ecause his fathers are more beautiful/ +r is the adder better than the eel. what's your conceit in that/ GRUMIO +. sir. be gone. sir) 'tis for my mistress" PETRUCHIO $o. neither art thou the worse 'or this poor furniture and mean array" if thou account'st it shame" lay it on me. . fie. &ecause his painted s(in contents the eye/ +. come. 'or 'tis the mind that ma(es the body rich. fie.

or do. what I spea(. and ere I do. And well we may come there by dinner5time" KATHARINA I dare assure you. and hold your own. And 'twill be supper5time ere you come there" PETRUCHIO It shall be seven ere I go to horse) Loo(. let't alone) I will not go to5day. There will we mount. and thither wal( on foot Let's see. Be&'re BAPTISTA(S )'u e Enter TRANIO.ignior &aptista may remember me. or thin( to do. And bring our horses unto Long5lane end. I thin( 'tis now some seven o'cloc(. what else/ and but I be deceived . With such austerity as 'longeth to a father" Peda#! I warrant you" Enter BION#ELLO . in $enoa. It shall be what o'cloc( I say it is" HORTENSIO 1Aside2 Why. 6ou are still crossing it" . sir. 'tis almost two. Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus" TRANIO 'Tis well. Padua. call my men. this is the house) please it you that I call/ Peda#! Ay. -ear twenty years ago. and let us straight to him. so this gallant will command the sun" E!e"nt SCENE I-.irs.ir.To feast and sport us at thy father's house" $o. and the Pedant dressed +i'e 1INCENTIO TRANIO . in any case.

my son Lucentio ade me ac*uainted with a weighty cause +f love between your daughter and himself) And. I advise you) Imagine 'twere the right %incentio" BIONDELLO Tut.ignior &aptista. to stay him not too long. And that you loo('d for him this day in Padua" TRANIO Thou'rt a tall fellow) hold thee that to drin(" !ere comes &aptista) set your countenance.irrah &iondello. here comes your boy. .ir. fear not me" TRANIO &ut hast thou done thy errand to &aptista/ BIONDELLO I told him that your father was at %enice. by your leave) having come to Padua To gather in some debts.&ut. for the good report I hear of you And for the love he beareth to your daughter And she to him. this is the gentleman I told you of) I pray you stand good father to me now. sir. I am content.ir. upon some agreement e shall you find ready and willing With one consent to have her so bestow'd. you are happily met" T% the Pedant . -ow do your duty throughly. in a good father's care.oft son3 . sir" Enter BAPTISTA and LUCENTIO . 'Twere good he were school'd" TRANIO 'ear you not him" . and if you please to li(e -o worse than I. To have him match'd. $ive me &ianca for my patrimony" Peda#! .

'or curious I cannot be with you, .ignior &aptista, of whom I hear so well" BAPTISTA .ir, pardon me in what I have to say) 6our plainness and your shortness please me well" 8ight true it is, your son Lucentio here =oth love my daughter and she loveth him, +r both dissemble deeply their affections) And therefore, if you say no more than this, That li(e a father you will deal with him And pass my daughter a sufficient dower, The match is made, and all is done) 6our son shall have my daughter with consent" TRANIO I than( you, sir" Where then do you (now best We be affied and such assurance ta'en As shall with either part's agreement stand/ BAPTISTA -ot in my house, Lucentio; for, you (now, Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants) &esides, old $remio is hear(ening still; And happily we might be interrupted" TRANIO Then at my lodging, an it li(e you) There doth my father lie; and there, this night, We'll pass the business privately and well" .end for your daughter by your servant here) y boy shall fetch the scrivener presently" The worst is this, that, at so slender warning, 6ou are li(e to have a thin and slender pittance" BAPTISTA It li(es me well" &iondello, hie you home, And bid &ianca ma(e her ready straight; And, if you will, tell what hath happened, Lucentio's father is arrived in Padua, And how she's li(e to be Lucentio's wife" BIONDELLO I pray the gods she may with all my heart3

TRANIO =ally not with the gods, but get thee gone" E!it BION#ELLO .ignior &aptista, shall I lead the way/ Welcome3 one mess is li(e to be your cheer) 7ome, sir; we will better it in Pisa" BAPTISTA I follow you" E!e"nt TRANIO, Pedant, and BAPTISTA Re/enter BION#ELLO BIONDELLO 7ambio3 LUCENTIO What sayest thou, &iondello/ BIONDELLO 6ou saw my master win( and laugh upon you/ LUCENTIO &iondello, what of that/ BIONDELLO 'aith, nothing; but has left me here behind, to e:pound the meaning or moral of his signs and to(ens" LUCENTIO I pray thee, morali#e them" BIONDELLO Then thus" &aptista is safe, tal(ing with the deceiving father of a deceitful son" LUCENTIO And what of him/ BIONDELLO !is daughter is to be brought by you to the supper" LUCENTIO And then/

BIONDELLO The old priest of .aint Lu(e's church is at your command at all hours" LUCENTIO And what of all this/ BIONDELLO I cannot tell; e:pect they are busied about a counterfeit assurance) ta(e you assurance of her, 'cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum)' to the church; ta(e the priest, cler(, and some sufficient honest witnesses) If this be not that you loo( for, I have no more to say, &ut bid &ianca farewell for ever and a day" LUCENTIO !earest thou, &iondello/ BIONDELLO I cannot tarry) I (new a wench married in an afternoon as she went to the garden for parsley to stuff a rabbit; and so may you, sir) and so, adieu, sir" y master hath appointed me to go to .aint Lu(e's, to bid the priest be ready to come against you come with your appendi:" E!it LUCENTIO I may, and will, if she be so contented) .he will be pleased; then wherefore should I doubt/ !ap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her) It shall go hard if 7ambio go without her" E!it

SCENE -. A public r'ad
Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHARINA, HORTENSIO, and Ser&ants PETRUCHIO 7ome on, i' $od's name; once more toward our father's" $ood Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon3 KATHARINA The moon3 the sun) it is not moonlight now" PETRUCHIO I say it is the moon that shines so bright"

or sun. and that's myself. And the moon changes even as your mind" What you will have it named. by my mother's son. forward. nothing but cross'd3 HORTENSIO . And be it moon.KATHARINA I (now it is the sun that shines so bright" PETRUCHIO -ow. And so it shall be so for 0atharina" HORTENSIO Petruchio. go thy ways. $od be bless'd. +r ere I . forward3 thus the bowl should run. it is the blessed sun) &ut sun it is not. or we shall never go" KATHARINA 'orward. soft3 company is coming here" Enter 1INCENTIO . It shall be moon. I pray. since we have come so far. the field is won" PETRUCHIO Well. then you lie) it is the blessed sun" KATHARINA Then. or what you please) An if you please to call it a rush5candle. or star. or what I list. and fetch our horses bac( again" <vermore cross'd and cross'd. And not unluc(ily against the bias" &ut.ourney to your father's house" $o on. even that it is. !enceforth I vow it shall be so for me" PETRUCHIO I say it is the moon" KATHARINA I (now it is the moon" PETRUCHIO -ay. when you say it is not.ay as he says.

Pardon. wither'd. or where is thy abode/ !appy the parents of so fair a child. That have been so beda##led with the sun That everything I loo( on seemeth green) -ow I perceive thou art a reverend father. embrace her for her beauty's sa(e" HORTENSIO A' will ma(e the man mad. and you my merry mistress. 0ate3 I hope thou art not mad) This is a man. sweet 0ate. good old grandsire. my mista(ing eyes. and tell me truly too. once more good day to thee" . And not a maiden. !appier the man. That with your strange encounter much ama#ed me. faded.weet 0ate. As those two eyes become that heavenly face/ 'air lovely maid. old father.oyful of thy company" -INCENTIO 'air sir. wrin(led. y name is call'd %incentio.uch war of white and red within her chee(s3 What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty. fair and fresh and sweet. to ma(e a woman of him" KATHARINA 6oung budding virgin. Whither away. as thou say'st he is" KATHARINA Pardon. whom favourable stars Allot thee for his lovely bed5fellow3 PETRUCHIO Why. for my mad mista(ing" PETRUCHIO =o. !ast thou beheld a fresher gentlewoman/ . there to visit A son of mine. We shall be . how now. and withal ma(e (nown Which way thou travellest) if along with us. which long I have not seen" PETRUCHIO What is his name/ . I pray thee. gentle mistress) where away/ Tell me.1To %I-7<-TI+2 $ood morrow. And bound I am to Padua. my dwelling Pisa. old.

!er dowery wealthy. Padua.%&ered. Then hast thou taught !ortensio to be untoward" E!it SCENE I. and BIANCA BIONDELLO . father. this has put me in heart" !ave to my widow3 and if she be froward. &eside.est 4pon the company you overta(e/ HORTENSIO I do assure thee. so *ualified as may beseem The spouse of any noble gentleman" Let me embrace with old %incentio. and of worthy birth.oyous" -INCENTIO &ut is it true/ or else is it your pleasure. Enter behind BION#ELLO. go along. this gentlewoman. so it is" PETRUCHIO 7ome. as well as reverend age. LUCENTIO. for the priest is ready" . the happier for thy son" And now by law.oftly and swiftly. Who will of thy arrival be full . I may entitle thee my loving father) The sister to my wife. and see the truth hereof. 'or our first merriment hath made thee .-INCENTIO Lucentio. And wander we to see thy honest son. Li(e pleasant travellers. sir. to brea( a . -or be grieved) she is of good esteem. Be&'re LUCENTIO(S )'u e GREMIO dis. Thy son by this hath married" Wonder not.ealous" E!e"nt a++ b"t HORTENSIO HORTENSIO Well. gentle sir" PETRUCHIO !appily we met. Petruchio.

KATHARINA. Thither must I. therefore leave us" BIONDELLO -ay. sir/ Peda#! !e's within. &iondello) but they may chance to need thee at home. here's the door. and here I leave you. you were best (noc( louder" Pedant +%%'s %"t %. BIANCA. the (ind%( Peda#! What's he that (noc(s as he would beat down the gate/ -INCENTIO Is . sir.ir. some cheer is toward" Kn%. and then come bac( to my master's as soon as I can" E!e"nt LUCENTIO. GRUMIO. but not to be spo(en withal" -INCENTIO What if a man bring him a hundred pound or two. sir" -INCENTIO 6ou shall not choose but drin( before you go) I thin( I shall command your welcome here. and BION#ELLO GREMIO I marvel 7ambio comes not all this while" Enter PETRUCHIO.ignior Lucentio within. so long as I live" . 1INCENTIO. faith. to ma(e merry withal/ Peda#! 0eep your hundred pounds to yourself) he shall need none. I'll see the church o' your bac(. by all li(elihood.LUCENTIO I fly. this is Lucentio's house) y father's bears more toward the mar(et5place. (ith Attendants PETRUCHIO . And.'s GREMIO They're busy within.

sir) I could not forget you. if I may believe her" PETRUCHIO 1To %I-7<-TI+2 Why. sir" -INCENTIO 7ome hither. how now. crac(5hemp" BIONDELLO !ope I may choose.eeing &I+-=<LL+2 7ome hither. sir/ To leave frivolous circumstances. so his mother says. to ta(e upon you another man's name" Peda#! Lay hands on the villain) I believe a' means to co#en somebody in this city under my countenance" Re/enter BION#ELLO BIONDELLO I have seen them in the church together) $od send 'em good shipping3 &ut who is here/ mine old master %incentio3 now we are undone and brought to nothing" -INCENTIO 1. didst thou never see thy master's father. %incentio/ BIONDELLO What. my old worshipful old master/ yes. marry. have you forgot me/ BIONDELLO 'orgot you3 no. you rogue" What. tell . sir) see where he loo(s out of the window" . I pray you. sir. I told you your son was well beloved in Padua" =o you hear. gentleman3 why.PETRUCHIO -ay. you notorious villain. and is here at the door to spea( with him" Peda#! Thou liest) his father is come from Padua and here loo(ing out at the window" -INCENTIO Art thou his father/ Peda#! Ay.ignior Lucentio that his father is come from Pisa. this is flat (navery. for I never saw you before in all my life" -INCENTIO What.

help3 here's a madman will murder me" E!it Peda#! !elp. my son and my servant spend all at the university" TRANIO !ow now3 what's the matter/ BAPTISTA What. help. what do you thin( is his name/ .ir. let's stand aside and see the end of this controversy" The retire Re/enter Pedant be+%(. but your words show you a madman" Why. I am able to maintain it" -INCENTIO Thy father3 + villain3 he is a sailma(er in &ergamo" BAPTISTA 6ou mista(e. sir3 nay.ir. you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit. you mista(e. . sir. sir" Pray.-INCENTIO Is't so. sir/ + immortal gods3 + fine villain3 A sil(en doublet3 a velvet hose3 a scarlet cloa(3 and a copatain hat3 +. what 'cerns it you if I wear pearl and gold/ I than( my good father. sir. son3 help. and Ser&ants TRANIO . indeed" Beats BION#ELLO BIONDELLO !elp. 0ate. is the man lunatic/ TRANIO .ignior &aptista3 E!it .TRANIO. what are you that offer to beat my servant/ -INCENTIO What am I. I am undone3 I am undone3 while I play the good husband at home. what are you.r%m ab%&e PETRUCHIO Prithee. BAPTISTA.

ignior %incentio" -INCENTIO Lucentio3 +. mad ass3 his name is Lucentio and he is mine only son. if thou darest" GREMIO -ay. I (now thee to be .ignior &aptista. thou villain. .wear. my son3 Tell me.. away.tay.ignior $remio) I say he shall go to prison" GREMIO Ta(e heed. where is my son Lucentio/ TRANIO 7all forth an officer" Enter %ne (ith an O. and heir to the lands of me. I dare not swear it" TRANIO Then thou wert best say that I am not Lucentio" GREMIO 6es. lest you be cony5catched in this business) I dare swear this is the right %incentio" Peda#! .er 7arry this mad (nave to the gaol" 'ather &aptista. I charge you see that he be forthcoming" -INCENTIO 7arry me to the gaol3 GREMIO .-INCENTIO !is name3 as if I (new not his name) I have brought him up ever since he was three years old. in the du(e's name" +.i. . I charge you. he hath murdered his master3 Lay hold on him. . my son. and his name is Tranio" Peda#! Away.ignior Lucentio" . officer) he shall not go to prison" BAPTISTA Tal( not.

sweet father" -INCENTIO Lives my sweet son/ E!e"nt BION#ELLO. That faced and braved me in this matter so/ BAPTISTA Why. with a witness to deceive us all3 -INCENTIO Where is that damned villain Tranio. dear father" BAPTISTA !ow hast thou offended/ Where is Lucentio/ LUCENTIO !ere's Lucentio. forswear him. is not this my 7ambio/ BIANCA 7ambio is changed into Lucentio" .ast as ma be BIANCA Pardon. TRANIO. 8ight son to the right %incentio. That have by marriage made thy daughter mine. as . tell me. While counterfeit supposes bleared thine eyne" GREMIO !ere's pac(ing.BAPTISTA Away with the dotard3 to the gaol with him3 -INCENTIO Thus strangers may be hailed and abused) + monstrous villain3 Re/enter BION#ELLO. or else we are all undone" LUCENTIO 10neeling2 Pardon. and Pedant. (ith LUCENTIO and BIANCA BIONDELLO +3 we are spoiled and55yonder he is) deny him.

to see the end of this ado" PETRUCHIO 'irst (iss me. for my sa(e" -INCENTIO I'll slit the villain's nose. to be revenged for this villany" E!it BAPTISTA And I. to sound the depth of this (navery" E!it LUCENTIO Loo( not pale.LUCENTIO Love wrought these miracles" &ianca's love ade me e:change my state with Tranio. &aptista. And happily I have arrived at the last 4nto the wished haven of my bliss" What Tranio did. and we will" KATHARINA What. sweet father. While he did bear my countenance in the town. Then pardon him. go to) but I will in. let's follow. +ut of hope of all. but I'll in among the rest. sir/ have you married my daughter without as(ing my good will/ -INCENTIO 'ear not. myself enforced him to. that would have sent me to the gaol" BAPTISTA &ut do you hear. &ianca. thy father will not frown" E!e"nt LUCENTIO and BIANCA GREMIO y ca(e is dough. in the midst of the street/ . but my share of the feast" E!it KATHARINA !usband. 0ate. we will content you.

$od forbid. and 2id%(. sirrah. And thou. BIANCA. for never too late" E!e"nt SCENE II. sister 0atharina. and welcome to my house) y ban*uet is to close our stomachs up. let's away" KATHARINA -ay. son Petruchio" PETRUCHIO Padua affords nothing but what is (ind" . sir. !ortensio. BION#ELLO. While I with self5same (indness welcome thine" &rother Petruchio. Padua. and GRUMIO the Ser&in)/men (ith Trani% brin)in) in a ban3"et LUCENTIO At last. sit down. HORTENSIO. LUCENTIO(S )'u e Enter BAPTISTA. though long. our . when raging war is done. the Pedant. 'east with the best. To smile at scapes and perils overblown" y fair &ianca. After our great good cheer" Pray you. LUCENTIO.PETRUCHIO What. I will give thee a (iss) now pray thee.arring notes agree) And time it is. then let's home again" 7ome. 'or now we sit to chat as well as eat" PETRUCHIO -othing but sit and sit. PETRUCHIO. bid my father welcome. 1INCENTIO. TRANIO. but ashamed to (iss" PETRUCHIO Why. art thou ashamed of me/ KATHARINA -o. and eat and eat3 BAPTISTA Padua affords this (indness. my sweet 0ate) &etter once than never. GREMIO. KATHARINA. with thy loving widow. stay" PETRUCHIO Is not this well/ 7ome. love.

and yet you miss my sense) I mean. easures my husband's sorrow by his woe) And now you (now my meaning.HORTENSIO 'or both our sa(es. being troubled with a shrew. if I be afeard" PETRUCHIO 6ou are very sensible. !ortensio fears his widow" /id'0 Then never trust me. for my life. good widow" KATHARINA '!e that is giddy thin(s the world turns round)' I pray you. tell me what you meant by that" /id'0 6our husband. !ortensio is afeard of you" /id'0 !e that is giddy thin(s the world turns round" PETRUCHIO 8oundly replied" KATHARINA istress. how mean you that/ /id'0 Thus I conceive by him" PETRUCHIO 7onceives by me3 !ow li(es !ortensio that/ HORTENSIO y widow says. I would that word were true" PETRUCHIO -ow. thus she conceives her tale" PETRUCHIO %ery well mended" 0iss him for that. KATHARINA A very mean meaning" .

po(e li(e an officer.est or two3 BIANCA Am I your bird/ I mean to shift my bush. ha' to thee. my 0ate does put her down" HORTENSIO That's my office" PETRUCHIO . respecting you" PETRUCHIO To her. hath that awa(en'd you/ BIANCA Ay. lad3 #rin's t% HORTENSIO BAPTISTA !ow li(es $remio these *uic(5witted fol(s/ GREMIO &elieve me. and butt3 an hasty5witted body Would say your head and butt were head and horn" -INCENTIO Ay. mistress bride. but not frighted me. that you shall not) since you have begun. they butt together well" BIANCA !ead. 0ate3 HORTENSIO To her./id'0 8ight. sir. widow3 PETRUCHIO A hundred mar(s. therefore I'll sleep again" PETRUCHIO -ay. . I mean you" KATHARINA And I am mean indeed. !ave at you for a bitter .

.est did glance away from me. Petruchio3 Tranio hits you now" LUCENTIO I than( thee for that gird. I thin( thou hast the veriest shrew of all" PETRUCHIO Well. that you hunted for yourself) 'Tis thought your deer does hold you at a bay" BAPTISTA + ho. though you hit her not. and 2id%( PETRUCHIO . sir. sir. hath he not hit you here/ PETRUCHIO A' has a little gall'd me. confess.hall win the wager which we will propose" . I confess. but something currish" TRANIO 'Tis well. Therefore a health to all that shot and miss'd" TRANIO +.And then pursue me as you draw your bow" 6ou are welcome all" E!e"nt BIANCA.he hath prevented me" !ere. in good sadness. KATHARINA. And. And he whose wife is most obedient To come at first when he doth send for her. 'Tis ten to one it maim'd you two outright" BAPTISTA -ow. good Tranio" HORTENSIO 7onfess. Which runs himself and catches for his master" PETRUCHIO A good swift simile. son Petruchio. I say no) and therefore for assurance Let's each one send unto his wife. as the . Lucentio slipp'd me li(e his greyhound. .ignior Tranio" This bird you aim'd at.

&ianca comes" LUCENTIO I'll have no halves. &iondello.HORTENSIO 7ontent" What is the wager/ LUCENTIO Twenty crowns" PETRUCHIO Twenty crowns3 I'll venture so much of my haw( or hound.ir. my mistress sends you word That she is busy and she cannot come" . bid your mistress come to me" BIONDELLO I go" E!it BAPTISTA .on. I'll be your half. &ut twenty times so much upon my wife" LUCENTIO A hundred then" HORTENSIO 7ontent" PETRUCHIO A match3 'tis done" HORTENSIO Who shall begin/ LUCENTIO That will I" $o. I'll bear it all myself" Re/enter BION#ELLO !ow now3 what news/ BIONDELLO .

irrah &iondello. ho3 entreat her3 -ay.he will not come) she bids you come to her" PETRUCHIO Worse and worse. .he says you have some goodly . your wife send you not a worse" PETRUCHIO I hope better" HORTENSIO . =o what you can. yours will not be entreated" Re/enter BION#ELLO -ow. then she must needs come" HORTENSIO I am afraid.PETRUCHIO !ow3 she is busy and she cannot come3 Is that an answer/ GREMIO Ay.irrah $rumio. sir. where's my wife/ BIONDELLO . and a (ind one too) Pray $od. Intolerable.ay. go and entreat my wife To come to me forthwith" E!it BION#ELLO PETRUCHIO +. I command her to come to me" E!it GRUMIO HORTENSIO I (now her answer" PETRUCHIO What/ . not to be endured3 . sir. she will not come3 + vile.est in hand) . go to your mistress.

And awful rule and right supremacy. and there an end" BAPTISTA -ow. 'or she is changed. Another dowry to another daughter.he will not" PETRUCHIO The fouler fortune mine. and bring them hither straight" E!it KATHARINA LUCENTIO !ere is a wonder. to be short. good Petruchio3 The wager thou hast won. fair befal thee.HORTENSIO .winge me them soundly forth unto their husbands) Away. I say. and love and *uiet life. that's sweet and happy/ BAPTISTA -ow. what not. And. as she had never been" . if you tal( of a wonder" HORTENSIO And so it is) I wonder what it bodes" PETRUCHIO arry. sir. and !ortensio's wife/ KATHARINA They sit conferring by the parlor fire" PETRUCHIO $o fetch them hither) if they deny to come" . by my holidame. that you send for me/ PETRUCHIO Where is your sister. and I will add 4nto their losses twenty thousand crowns. here comes 0atharina3 Re/enter KATARINA KATHARINA What is your will. peace it bodes.

I will win my wager better yet And show more sign of her obedience.he shall not" PETRUCHIO I say she shall) and first begin with her" KATHARINA 'ie.ee where she comes and brings your froward wives As prisoners to her womanly persuasion" Re/enter KATHARINA. for laying on my duty" PETRUCHIO 0atharina.PETRUCHIO -ay. fair &ianca. that cap of yours becomes you not) +ff with that bauble. let me never have a cause to sigh. come. And dart not scornful glances from those eyes. Till I be brought to such a silly pass3 BIANCA 'ie3 what a foolish duty call you this/ LUCENTIO I would your duty were as foolish too) The wisdom of your duty. !ath cost me an hundred crowns since supper5time" BIANCA The more fool you. . !er new5built virtue and obedience" . I charge thee. (ith BIANCA and 2id%( 0atharina. fie3 un(nit that threatening un(ind brow. I say. throw it under5foot" /id'0 Lord. and first begin with her" /id'0 . you're moc(ing) we will have no telling" PETRUCHIO 7ome on. tell these headstrong women What duty they do owe their lords and husbands" /id'0 7ome.

our wea(ness past compare. fair loo(s and true obedience. When they are bound to serve. and (iss me. And for thy maintenance commits his body To painful labour both by sea and land.ect owes the prince <ven such a woman oweth to her husband. To watch the night in storms.hould well agree with our e:ternal parts/ 7ome. none so dry or thirsty Will deign to sip or touch one drop of it" Thy husband is thy lord. And craves no other tribute at thy hands &ut love. there's a wench3 7ome on. And in no sense is meet or amiable" A woman moved is li(e a fountain troubled. Whilst thou liest warm at home. if he please. thy sovereign. come. 0ate" . sullen. one that cares for thee. may it do him ease" PETRUCHIO Why. thy (ing. To bandy word for word and frown for frown. y hand is ready. That seeming to be most which we indeed least are" Then vail your stomachs. And place your hands below your husband's foot) In to(en of which duty. peevish. What is she but a foul contending rebel And graceless traitor to her loving lord/ I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should (neel for peace. 7onfounds thy fame as whirlwinds sha(e fair buds. thy governor) It blots thy beauty as frosts do bite the meads. Too little payment for so great a debt" . And when she is froward. +ur strength as wea(. And while it is so. the day in cold. love and obey" Why are our bodies soft and wea( and smooth. And not obedient to his honest will. &ut that our soft conditions and our hearts . thy (eeper. sour.uch duty as the sub. ill5seeming. thy life. secure and safe. thic(. for it is no boot. Thy head. my reason haply more. you froward and unable worms3 y mind hath been as big as one of yours. bereft of beauty. supremacy and sway. y heart as great. +r see( for rule. &ut now I see our lances are but straws. uddy.To wound thy lord. 4napt to toil and trouble in the world.

go thy ways. go thy ways. And. for thou shalt ha't" -INCENTIO 'Tis a good hearing when children are toward" LUCENTIO &ut a harsh hearing when women are froward" PETRUCHIO 7ome. but you two are sped" 1To L47<-TI+2 'Twas I won the wager. being a winner. thou hast tamed a curst shrew" LUCENTIO 'Tis a wonder. she will be tamed so" E!e"nt 5 5 5 The <nd 5 5 5 . 0ate. by your leave. $od give you good night3 E!e"nt PETRUCHIO and KATHARINA HORTENSIO -ow. we'll to bed" We three are married. though you hit the white. old lad.LUCENTIO Well.