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Excerpt from The Taming of a Shrew: The First Quarto, 1594
As Grant White says, the Old Play-wright's work underlies the whole play, and crops tip frequently all through; the Adapter's is seen in these structural changes - 1, the removal of the scene of the action from Athens to Padua 2, the addition of the disguising intrigues of Bianca's lovers 3, the substitution of one sister of Kate's for two, and of the Pedant for Vincentio 3 and in the re-cast of these Acts and Scenes: Act Act II. Sc. I., lines 1-114, 327-413; Act III. Sc. 1. Ii. 126-150, 242-254; Act IV. Sc. Ii. Iv. (iii. V. Dyce), Act V. Sc. I.; 181-189. Shakspere rewrote the In duction, and the parts of Katharine and Petruchio, and almost all Grumio, With the other characters on the stage at the same time as they were, namely, Induction; Act II. Sc. I. 115-326; III. Ii. 1-125, 151-241 IV. I. (and ii. Dyce), IV. Iii. V. (iv. Vi. Dyce) and V. 11. 1-180; with occasional touches elsewhere.
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