5 Works in Tranio (Taming of the Shrew)

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    A collection of random prompts and pairings, because really, love can never be boxed neatly into a single category.

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    An essay analyzing the way Shakespeare mocked the rigid class distinctions of his society through the presentation of theatrical performance in 'The Taming of the Shrew.'

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    The Woman's Prize, or the Tamer Tamed is a Jacobean comedy written by John Fletcher. It was first published in the first Beaumont and Fletcher folio of 1647, though it was written several decades earlier (likely 1611).

    The play is a sequel to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, in which (as the subtitle indicates) the gender tables are turned and Petruchio the "tamer" is "tamed" by his second wife Maria, whom he marries after the death of Katherine. As a "reply" to Shakespeare's play, The Woman's Prize attracted critical attention in later generations and centuries. Maria's principal weapon, a sex-strike, shows the influence of Aristophanes' play Lysistrata.

    Pedro and Jaques are minor servant/comedic characters in Fletcher's play, who seemingly run off together in Act Five, Scene Two to never be heard from again. In 2004, I served as a dramaturgy intern for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Production of the play, this little playette was written as a gift to the cast.

    It is ridiculously obscure, but there are dirty jokes in iambic pentameter. So there you go.

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    Tranio is trapped, Bianca is lonely and Lucentio is in love.

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