The Taming of the Shrew


 
 
Dramatis Personae & Circles
 
 

Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Character Speaker Character Sex
UNISON ALL SERVANTS
GREMIO, a wealthy old citizen of Padua, suitor for the hand of Bianca GREMIO
GREMIO, a wealthy old citizen of Padua, suitor for the hand of Bianca GREMIO and TRANIO
CHRISTOPHER SLY, a drunken tinker [Christophero] SLY
The Hostess of a country alehouse HOSTESS Female
A Lord LORD
BAPTISTA MINOLA, a wealthy citizen of Padua BAPTISTA
KATHERINA, the Shrew, elder daughter of Baptista [Katherine Minola; Kate] KATHERINA Female
PETRUCHIO, a gentleman of Verona, suitor for the hand of Katherina PETRUCHIO
GRUMIO, Petruchio's personal lackey GRUMIO
GRUMIO, Petruchio's personal lackey GRUMIO and BIONDELLO
CURTIS, Petruchio's servant, in charge of his country house CURTIS
A Tailor TAILOR
A Haberdasher HABERDASHER
BIANCA, the Prize, younger daughter of Baptista BIANCA Female
HORTENSIO, a gentleman of Padua, suitor for the hand of Bianca [also disguised as Licio] HORTENSIO
LUCENTIO, a gentleman of Pisa, in love with Bianca [also disguised as Cambio] LUCENTIO
TRANIO, Lucentio's servant and confidant TRANIO
BIONDELLO, Lucentio's second servant BIONDELLO
VINCENTIO, a wealthy citizen of Pisa, father of Lucentio VINCENTIO
A Pedant of Mantua [Schoolmaster; also disguised as Vincentio] PEDANT
A Widow, in love with Hortensio WIDOW Female
FIRST HUNTSMAN FIRST HUNTSMAN
FIRST SERVINGMAN FIRST SERVINGMAN
JOSEPH JOSEPH
NATHANIEL NATHANIEL
NICHOLAS NICHOLAS
PETER PETER
PHILIP PHILIP
BIONDELLO, Lucentio's second servant GRUMIO and BIONDELLO
SECOND HUNTSMAN SECOND HUNTSMAN
SECOND SERVINGMAN SECOND SERVINGMAN
THIRD SERVINGMAN THIRD SERVINGMAN
FIRST SERVINGMAN SERVINGMAN
A company of strolling Players PLAYERS
FIRST PLAYER FIRST PLAYER
TRANIO, Lucentio's servant and confidant GREMIO and TRANIO
Servant attending on Baptista SERVANT
UNISON Lord's Servingmen ALL SERVANTS
UNISON Petruchio's Servingmen ALL SERVINGMEN
FIRST SERVINGMAN of Petruchio FIRST SERVINGMAN OF PETRUCHIO

 
   
Character Circles