Induction 2: Sly falls for the lord's trick and sits down with his suspicioulsy manly wife to watch the play.
Act one scene one: Two young men come accross a fight between a father and two suitors over the youngest daughter who is forbidden to marry until her shrewish older sister is wed first. Lucentio overhears and vows to win the youngest daughter's heart by dressing as a schoolmaster whilst Tranio is left to take Lucentio's place.
Act one scene two: A bold traveller comes to town to visit his friend, the younger suitor. This friend manages to convince the man to wed the eldest sister so that he can woo Bianca also in disguise as a schoolmaster. The man is taken to the other suitor who whole heartedly agrees, and a plan is formed.
"Upon my life, i am a lord indeed."
"That i should yet absent me from your bed."
Come , madam wife, sit by my side."
"Gentlemen, importune me no farther."
From all such devils, good lord deliver us!"
"And make her bear the peanance of her tongue?"
"I saw sweet beauty in her face."
"Is it possible that love should of a sudden take such hold?"