Key Scenes

Pick one of these key scenes from The Taming of The Shrew to investigate the language.

As you explore you will find extracts from the text, notes to help with revision and video content from some of the scenes.  

Teacher Notes

The following activities will help you explore some of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

The Suitors’ Footsteps and Three’s a Crowd (2014)

These activitoes can be found on pages 11-12 and 14 and explore the battle for Bianca that we see in Bianca’s lesson.

Curst Kate (2019)

This activity exploring Petruchio and Kate’s first meeting, and courtship, can be found on page 5.

I say it is the moon (2019)

This activity exploring the scene between Kate and Petruchio in Act 4 can be found on pages 6-7.

Each activity can take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on time allowed for exploration and reflection.

You can also watch RSC actors performing key scenes on this page. After completing the above activities you might want to share these videos with students and ask them to think about why the actors have chosen the interpretation they have.