The Taming of the Crew Play: Information, Summary, and Resources

The Taming of the Crew is a play within a play by Shakespeare.

It is a story narrated by Sly, a man in a beer hall in England, and his story is set in Padua, Italy, in a public square, in the house of the Baptista and in the house of Lucentio.

Other scenes take place in Petruchio’s country house and on the street between there and Lucentio’s house. Read more about Taming of the Crew scenarios.

Date of writing: 1592

Main Characters of The Taming of the Crew

The action revolves around Catherine (Kate), Baptista’s daughter and Bianca’s older sister.

Main Characters of The Taming of the Crew

Katherine has no boyfriend because she is not traditionally attractive, but more seriously, she is notoriously cunning and hates men, making it difficult for any man to deal with her.

Main Characters of The Taming of the Crew

Bianca is sweet and beautiful, but she can’t get married until her older sister does.

Main Characters of The Taming of the Crew

Petruchio is a gentleman from Verona who agrees to marry Catherine because of his large dowry. The action mainly refers to his efforts to subdue him.

Main Characters of The Taming of the Crew

Lucentio, a young man from Pisa, falls in love with Bianca and since she cannot marry, they run away.