The Taming of the Shrew: ‘Household Kates’ | Shakespeare’s Globe | Rent or Buy on Globe Player


Where did you study all this goodly speech? It is extempore, from my mother-wit. A witty mother! witless else her son. Am I not wise? Yes; keep you warm. Marry, so I mean, sweet Katharina, in thy
bed: And therefore, setting all this chat aside,
Thus in plain terms: your father hath consented That you shall be my wife; your dowry ‘greed
on; And, Will you, nill you, I will marry you.
Now, Kate, I am a husband for your turn; For, by this light, whereby I see thy beauty,
Thy beauty, that doth make me like thee well, Thou must be married to no man but me;
For I am he am born to tame you Kate, And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate
Conformable as other household Kates. Here comes your father: never make denial;
I must and will have Katharina to my wife.

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