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Baptista, a wealthy merchant of Padua, announces he will not sanction the marriage of his youngest daughter, Bianca, until her sister Katherine is wed, though the latter is shunned by young men of her set because of her shrewish demeanor. Then the swaggering Petruchio arrives from Verona, accompanied by his servant Grumio; and from Hortensio he learns of the fiery Katherine and her magnificent dowry; boasting of his prowess as a lover, he gains permission to seek her hand; and though his wooing is met with scorn, he sets a wedding date. Petruchio arrives late and dressed as a beggar; and although mortified, she capitulates. At his country home, he bewilders her with inconsiderate acts and protests of love, and she is defiant until she sees that his actions are tricks to subdue her will; later, at a wedding feast, he invites the guests to observe the obedience of the shrew, but after her famous speech, she gives the women an understanding wink.