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A Lord, Christopher Sly, Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen, and Servants, Persons in the Induction

Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua

Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa

Lucentio, son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca

Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina

Gremio, Hortensio, suitors to Bianca

Tranio, Biondello, servants to Lucentio

Grumio, Curtis, servants to Petruchio

A Pedant

Katharina, the shrew, Bianca, daughters to Baptista


Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio


Scene: Padua, and Petruchio’s country house.


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