Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / Performing Arts / SHAKESPEARE

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Jim Brook, Ellie Schaffer

The class will read aloud and discuss the Taming of the Shrew. Despite the fact that attitudes toward women and gender roles have changed considerably since the play was written in the early-1590s, it remains one of the author’s most popular comedies.

A key reason for its continuing popularity is the relationship between Petruchio and Katherina. The play asks if they are engaged in a never-ending battle of the sexes, or will they find mutual respect and love for each other?

The Folger Library Edition is the preferred text.


A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Shakespeare, Spring 2023




Feb 08

 Roy Clary

Introduction to Taming of the Shrew

Feb 22

 Roy Clary

Act I

Mar 08

 Roy Clary

Act II

Mar 22

 Roy Clary


Apr 12

 Roy Clary

Act IV

Apr 26

 Roy Clary

Act V

May 10

Roy Clary


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