In the lively city of Padua, there lived two sisters. The younger one, Bianca, was very nice and had many suitors while the older one, Katherine was mean and nicknamed the shrew. Their father was a wealthy man named Baptista, who forbade Bianca to be married before Katherine such that he does not have to suffer Katherine alone. That made Bianca's suitors upset because it will be impossible to find Katherine a husband. Or so they thought....
The suitors made a plan. Petruchio was going to marry Katherine so that the rest could woo Bianca. In secret, Lucentio and Tranio were going to dress up as each other and Lucentio was going to be her "tutor" so that he could spend more time with her and Tranio was going to make sure Baptista does not promise her to anyone else until Lucentio showed his true colors.
Petruchio got permission from Baptista to marry Katherine. He told her that the wedding was already set and that she had no choice but to agree. He flirted with her and called her Kate and made her really angry. Then he told her father that it went perfectly and she had agreed to the marriage.
You will be my Kate.
Are you a madman who has wandered in off the street?
At the wedding, Petruchio came late and dressed in ugly clothes. He was acting drunk and pig-headed and did not follow tradition. afterwards, he ran away to Verona with Katherine. he attempted to "tame" Katherine by confusing her and saying the opposite of whatever she said. He also acted more outrageous than she had ever been. Katherine put up a fight, until when they were halfway back to Padua where, tired and hungry, she gave up. The shrew was finally tamed!
look at the bright yellow moon up there!
But that's the.. oh never mind it can be a candle if you like. I don't want to fight any more.
Meanwhile the suitors started wooing Bianca again but Lucentio had already confessed and won her heart. They were married shortly after, and Hortensio had married another woman. They decided to throw a party for all three marriages.
At the party, the three men made a bet about whose wife will come to them first. To their surprise, Katherine, the once shrew, was the only one who came! She called the other women down and taught them a lesson about respecting their husbands. And that was how the shrew was tamed.