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The Shrew: Study Questions

  1. Women and men. Look at the relationships in the play and consider how the feminist approach illuminates them.
  2. Farce and comedy. Look at the three plots and find examples of what you think are farcical and comical episodes. Are there any which could be staged in either mode?
  3. Structure. Would you want to see the "frame" completed? How important is the plot of Bianca and her suitors? Why does Shakespeare include the final act after the plots have reached resolution
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