Once upon a time there was a rich Padua dealer, Baptista. He had 2 daughters Bianca and Katherina. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is known as 'the shrew'. Bianca the younger sister was a friendly, courteous daughter. Her father, Baptista loved Bianca more than Katherina. Lovely Bianca has a line of admirers eager to marry her.
The situation regarding Bianca getting married is very complex and Lucentio’s entrance into the equation makes the matter even more complicated. Two gentlemen, Hortensio and the elderly Gremio are trying to impress Bianca but do not give interset back to either of them.