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The Taming of the Shrew

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A comedy, The Taming of the Shrew was based in

part on Gli Suppositi (The Suppositions) written by

Ludovico Ariosto in the late 15th or early 16th Centuries.

Whether another work, A Pleasant and Conceited

History Called the Taming of the Shrew, was a source

upon which Shakespeare drew or which instead drew

up Shakespeare’s work is the subject of scholarly debate.

The Taming of the Shrew


Written 1592