Presentation on theme: "Note Directors. Scene I In what city does the action of the play take place? Who is Gremio? What Commedia dell Arte character is he? For what two subjects."— Presentation transcript:
Scene I In what city does the action of the play take place? Who is Gremio? What Commedia dell Arte character is he? For what two subjects does Bianca need tutors? What are two reasons why Lucentio instantly falls in love with Bianc a? Why cant Hortensio or Gremio marry Bianca? How does Lucentio plan on meeting with Bianca? Why have Tranio and Lucentio exchanged clothes?
Scene 2 1. What causes the argument between Petruchio and Grumio? 2. What three tasks does Petruchio hope to accomplish during his trip to Padua? 3. What are Petruchios characteristics/traits? 4. Why does Petruchio agree to woo Katherine? 5.What is Hortensios plan? 6.Who is Cambio? Why does Gremio hire him? 7. What instructions does Gremio give to Lucentio (disguised as Cambio)? 8. Who is Tranio disguised as? Why? 9. Why do all three suitors agree to pay Petruchio?
Making predictions: Based on the elaborate plans each suitor makes to win Bianca, which suitor do you think has the best chance with Bianca? Why? How do you think Petruchio will do with Katherine? Why? (Answer must be at least 5 sentences)
Scene 1 1.Describe Katherine and Biancas relationship. 2.What does Gremio accuse Petruchio of being in line 48? Do you agree? Why? 3.What gift does Petruchio give to Baptista? What are his motivations behind giving this gift? 4.What gift does Gremio give to Baptista? How could this gift backfire on Gremios plans to woo Bianca? 5.What do lines 135-136 reveal about Baptistas character? 6.Describe Petruchio and Katherines first encounter. 7.How does Katherine feel about the arranged marriage between her and Petruchio? 8.How are Petruchio and Katherine similar? What does this reveal about the gender roles within the play? 9. Why has Tranio decided to create a fake Vincentio?
What is your interpretation of Katherines silence towards the end of her presence on stage (pgs. 97-99)? Explain how this could affect the plot. (5-7 sentences)
1. Look at lines 16-21. How has Biancas character changed since earlier in the play? 2. How does Bianca respond to Lucentios revelation about his true identity? 3. How would you describe Biancas demeanor during her conversation with Lucentio/ Cambio? 4. Why is Hortensio/Litio angry with Cambio? 5. Why does Lucentio/Cambio feel as though he needs to keep an eye on Hortensio/Litio? 6. What else do we learn about Bianca in line 74? How does this change her image thus far in the play? 7. Why is Hortensio/Litio considering giving up on Bianca?
1.Why are Katherine and Baptista concerned about Petruchios tardiness? 2. Look at lines 27-29. What does Baptistas response to his daughters tears reveal about his character? 3. Describe how Petruchio is dressed for the wedding. Why does he refuse to change his clothes? 4. According to Gremio, how was Katherine and Petruchios wedding unusual? 5. How does Petruchio respond when Katherine says, Now, if you love me, stay. What does this reveal about Petruchios character? 6. What argument does Petruchio give the wedding guests as to why Katherine needs to do what he says? What does this reveal about his views on gender roles? 7. Why does Katherine go with Petruchio despite her initial refusal? Has Petruchio started to tame her? 8. How does Bianca feel about Katherine and Petruchios marriage?