William Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, Dramatis Personae

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

Persons in the Induction.

  • A Lord.
  • Christopher Sly, a tinker.
  • Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen, and Servants.


  • Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua.
  • Vincentio, an old gentleman of Pisa.
  • Lucentio, son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca.
  • Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina.

Suitors to Bianca.

  • Gremio
  • Hortensio

Servants to Lucentio.

  • Tranio
  • Biondello

Servants to Petruchio.

  • Grumio
  • Curtis
  • Nathaniel
  • Nicholas
  • Joseph
  • Philip
  • Peter

Daughters to Baptista.

  • Katharina the shrew,
  • Bianca


  • A Pedant.
  • Widow.
  • Tailor, Haberdasher, and Servants attending on Baptista and Petruchio.


Padua, and Petruchio's country house.

The Taming of the Shrew

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