Dating in the elizabethan era
One of Shakespeare’s multiple comedies in which a headstrong and bratty shrew known as Katharina is courted by a wealthy gentleman of Varona, Petruchio.
Who mimics her maniacal tantrums in order to “tame” the shrew and convert her into a compliant bride.
The man interested in the young woman would ask for her father’s permission to court his daughter, which would imply that the man was serious about the relationship with future plans to marry her.
During this time a dowry would be discussed and set by the father.
Such a mad marriage never was before.” Petruchio uses such foul behavior in effort to give Kate a taste of her own medicine as a tactic to tame her.
He does his very best to woo her, unsuccessfully they end up bickering back and forth and Katharina throws a fit.The Taming of the Shrew again breaks the tradition of the feast, Petruchio refuses to attend the wedding feast and takes his new bride with him.Refusing the feast was actually very controversial because planning the wedding feast took a lot of work and had to be carefully planned.Making the statement “To me she’s married, not unto my clothes.Could I repair what she will wear in me As I can change these poor accoutrements, ‘Twere well for Kate and better for myself” Again this type of behavior was not traditional of this time, it was extremely contemporary, the time period gives this scene more power being that those ideologies were not accepted yet.