The Taming of the Shrew

Extracts from Shakespeare

By David McCormack

The painted alabaster life-size effigies of Sir Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland, and Countess Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip Sydney. | Neil Fortey, 9th May 2012
The painted alabaster life-size effigies of Sir Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland, and Countess Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip Sydney.
Neil Fortey, 9th May 2012

Petruchio’s view of  contemporary fashion –
see Belvoir tombs!

Act IV Scene III, lines 55-58

With silken coats, and caps and golden rings,
With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things,
With scarfs and fans, and double change of brav’ry,
With amber bracelets, beads and all this knav’ry.

Act IV  Scene III,  lines 87 – 91

Oh mercy, God, what masquing stuff is here?
What’s this? A sleeve? ‘Tis like a demi cannon.
What, up and down carved like an apple tart?
Here’s snip and nip and cut and slish and slash,
Like to a censer in a barber’s shop.

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