A local Lord discovers a drunk (Christopher Sly) outside of an ale house and tricks him into believing he is a lord
Travelling players perform the taming of the Shrew to the befuddled Sly
Lucentio is madly in love with Bianca .He comes up with a plan involving changing his identity and pretending to be a tutor to get closer to Bianca
Pertruchio, an old friend of Hortensio has ventured to Padua after the passing of his father, in search of a wife. Despite warnings from Hortensio, Pretuchio is set on marrying the "shrewed" Katherina.
As Baptista will not allow his youngest daughter Bianca to marry until after her older sister, Bianaca's suitors, Lucentio (now disguised as the tutor Cambio), Hortensio and Gremio are united in their quest to wed Katherina off to Petruchio.