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'A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: Italy. Time Period: Medieval
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 3
Setting: Living Room, Village and Street
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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Swearing rate: 2 rude words per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
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A list of the required properties
A list of the required sound effects
Costume notes
Abridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
A lord wishes his daughters to be married. Bianca is young and beautiful and already has many suitors, but Katherina is strong-willed, hot-tempered and uncontrollable. Their father decrees that Bianca may only take a husband once Katherina is married. Lucentio and his friend Petruchio arrive, and Petruchio is convinced to marry Katherina for her money to allow Lucentio to wed Bianca. However, Lucentio finds his marriage to Bianca is not as idyllic as he would like, whilst Petruchio bends the shrew-like Katherina to his will.


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