- Kate (The Taming of the Shrew)
Kate (also, Katherina) is a fictional character and the female romantic lead in the comedy "
The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. Kate is the elder, outspoken daughter of Baptista Minola and the sister of sweet-tempered Bianca. Kate's headstrong ways and sharp tongue make her poor material for a wife but Baptista refuses to allow his younger daughter to marry until Kate has a husband. Bianca's suitors find a fortune seeker called Petruchio willing to take the shrew in marriage. Once the two are wed, the comedy follows the couple as Kate's fiesty spirit is "tamed" by her husband using various methods. The play, character, Petruchio's methods, and Kate's fifth act soliloquy have caused considerable controversy among feminists and modern critics. The role of Kate has been interpreted by notable actresses including Elizabeth Taylorin a 1967 film directed by Franco Zeffirelliwith Taylor's then husband Richard Burton opposite her as Petruchio. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/Actors-and-Actresses-Str-Us/Taylor-Elizabeth.html Elizabeth Taylor at Film Reference] ]
* [http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/taming_shrew/index.html Modern Edition of the Play (from MIT)]
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