Taming Of The Shrew Women Essay

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The Taming of the Shrew is one of the many plays written by the renowned dramatist William Shakespeare. The play is said to have been written between the time periods of 1590-1594 as the exact date has not been rectified. To recontextualise is to elaborate and modify the original context into a more suited perspective of the current time period. The original roles in The Taming of the Shrew portrays each of the characters to have strong personality traits that allow a very public debate over the nature of women, including specific arguments on a woman's duty and role in marriage. Shakespeare drew heavily from this debate. The play will begin in a modern day classroom with the students reading the play The Taming of the Shrew and voicing their thoughts on high school during the Elizabethan period. The plot of the recontexualised play will be based around the theme of class, relationships and social status…show more content…
An obvious example of rising tension is the scene from The Taming of the Shrew where Petruchio attempts to “tame” Katherine; that is, to assert his authority in their marriage and overcome her hot-headed resistance to playing the role of his wife. The main focus of tension in this scene is between Petruchio and Katherine. Katherine learns that if she plays him, she will get something she wants, and so she agrees with whatever Petruchio says, this is an example of a build-up of tension between both characters. In reference to the recontextualised version of The Taming of the Shrew tension is demonstrated by the build-up of fury between Robert and Jake as they both tussle to gain the slightest amount of attention from the high school goddess, Jenny-Mai and her sister Kayla as indicated in diagram 1.0. It is highly sought after to receive acknowledgment from the most popular student at school as it makes teens feel significant and somewhat respected by someone more socially

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