By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

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2). This is hardly surprising since the sub-plot contains most of the play's use of intrigue and disguise. 3 Nevertheless, all this takes place in such an elaborate play-within-the-play framework that Shakespeare does not after all sacrifice his customary complexity. ' The proposition that the three strands of action in The Shrew are united by the 'supposes' theme seems first to have been put forward by Donald Stauffer in 1949. He points out that there is confusion of appearance and reality, shadow and substance, 1 2 3 G.

In The Comedy of Errors (if that is indeed the earlier play) he had shown his skill in doubling the complications of a standard plot in the Roman-Italian style but in The Shrew he added something quite different. The methods he used to link the two actions are, as Leo Salingar points out, typical of the Elizabethan theatre but very different from the Italian practice : In an Italian double plot, the events in each plot are so arranged as to interfere causally with those in the other, and the actions shown on the stage follow a strictly temporal sequence, so that each plot can react on the other at exactly the right moment...

Shakespeare's adaptation of the Supposes plot is analysed in Hosley, ' Formal influence '. There is a similar mock Latin lesson scene in R. 's play The Three Lords and Three Ladies of London, but this could derive from The Shrew itself rather than vice versa since both plays are dated around 1590. Introduction *5 Supposes, and those of Tranio and Grumio from Plautus's Mostellaria. 45) and dialogue (Zl45\ ana * Biondello is a cheeky page in the Italian tradition. 1 It is apparent, then, that both the main plot and the sub-plot of The Shrew present stories which would have been familiar to Shakespeare's audience either from oral tradition or from previous books and plays.

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