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The Abbot Circle 19 3 Senior Play " THE TAMING OF THE SHREW " " The Taming of the Shrew " ! the title tells the story. Have we not all read this famous comedy of Shakespeare? There is Katherina, the curst, who is not to be subdued until the clever Petruchio woos and weds her in a week. He carries her off to his country home and there by scolding and fuming at the servants, scaring and giving Kate no rest, he thoroughly subdues her. Their last argument is on the road to her father ' s home when there is an argument as to whether the sun or moon is shining brightly and here Petruchio permanently fixes his superiority over Kate. At the banquet scene he shows how he has turned her into an obedient and loving wife. " A lusty wench, " said Petruchio when he laid eyes on the red-headed, fiery-eyed, bad-tempered Kate, who was so well personified by Pat Brewer. Barbara Lamson as Petruchio made a gallant, smiling but rough tamer. When these two burning fires met, they consumed and formed one. Lucile Leavitt played the part of Baptista, a dignified, all-commanding father, unable to manage his own daughter, Katherina. Bianca, his other daughter, was as gentle and sweet as the other was proud and cross. Bianca was apparently the more approachable of the two sisters, but her father would not let her marry until Kate had a husband. Among Bianca ' s suitors were: Kathie as Lucentio, who finally won her hand, Janice as Tranio, Lucentio ' s servant who changed clothes with his master and put on all the airs and graces and Connie as Hortensio and Gay as Gremio were both very humorous characters. The servants ran around in a bewildered fashion, adding color and life to the play. Occasionally there was music which likewise helped the atmosphere. The Senior Class is to be congratulated on its splendid interpretation of " The Taming of the Shrew " . We feel sure that they did justice to it under the steady, whole- hearted coaching which Mrs. Gray gave them. 89
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The Abbot C i r c I 19 3 ' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW " CAST OF CHARACTERS Ba-ptista, a Rich Gentleman of Padua Vincentio, a Gentleman of Pisa Lucentio, Son of Vincentio, in love with Bianca .... Petruchio, a Gentleman of V erona, a suitor to Katherina Hortensio Gremio Tranio Biondello A Pedant Katherina, the Shrew Bianca A Widow Grumio Curtis Nathaniel Phillip Joseph Nicholas Peter Cook . Servant to Baptista A Tailor Gentlemen Lady Attendants at Wedding Gentlemen Attendants Suitors to Bianca Servants to Lucentio Daughters to Baptista Servants to Petruchio Lucile Leavitt Alice Hoyt Kathie Fellows Barbara Lamson (Cornelia Gould i Gay Chamberlain Janice Lovell I Christine Hollands Marianne Hirst Elizabeth Brewer Louise Atkinson . Donna Brace Jeanne Harrington Elizabeth Quinbv Ruth Baker ' Eleanor Ritchie ;Mary Richards Elizabeth Tarr Doris Seiler IKathryn Dutton Helen Simpson Marjorie Turner Grace Hadley, Barbara Lord Florence Gardner, Miriam Rand, Elaine Burtt Elizabeth Dean, Elizabeth Perry THE SCENES ACT I— Scene 1 Padua. A Public Place Scene 2 Baptista ' s House ACT II — Scene 1 Baptista ' s House Scene 2 Baptista ' s House ACT III — Scene 1 Petruchio ' s Country House Scene 2 Petruchio ' s Country House Scene 3 A Public Road Near Padua Scene 4 Before Lucentio ' s House ACT IV — Scene 1 Lucentio ' s House at Padua Stage Manager — Katharine Foster Director — Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray 90
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