The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

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  • Shrew-taming literature, especially a popular ballad, A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in a Morel's Skin (the whole play)

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