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The Taming of the Shrew (Fall 2003)

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The Bethel College Theatre Arts Department welcomes you to our fall production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew. We are performing the play without the Induction, often considered a rather puzzling and somewhat incomplete aspect of the play.

Set in Padua, Italy, the plot details the story of Baptista who is resolved to marry off his older shrewish daughter Katherine before allowing his younger daughter Bianca to marry. Bianca's suitors are discouraged until Petruchio arrives on the scene and determines to tame the fiery Kate. The clever, witty and humorous events that follow have delighted audiences for four centuries. We hope you will enjoy the performance.