The Taming of the Shrew

Characters

  • Katherina (Kate) Minola – the "shrew" of the title
  • Bianca – sister of Katherina; the ingénue
  • Baptista – father of Katherina and Bianca
  • Petruchio – suitor of Katherina
  • Gremio – elderly suitor of Bianca
  • Lucentio – suitor of Bianca
  • Hortensio – suitor of Bianca and friend to Petruchio
  • Grumio – Petruchio's main servant
  • Tranio – Lucentio's main servant
  • Biondello – servant of Lucentio
  • Vincentio – father of Lucentio
  • Widow – wooed by Hortensio
  • Pedant – pretends to be Vincentio
  • Haberdasher
  • Tailor
  • Curtis – servant of Petruchio
  • Nathaniel – servant of Petruchio
  • Joseph – servant of Petruchio
  • Peter – servant of Petruchio
  • Nicholas – servant of Petruchio
  • Philip – servant of Petruchio
  • Officer

Characters appearing in the Induction:

  • Christopher Sly – a drunken tinker
  • Hostess of an alehouse
  • Lord – plays a prank on Sly
  • Bartholomew – Lord's page-boy
  • Lord's Huntsman
  • Players
  • Servingmen
  • Messenger

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