Dating in the elizabethan era
Such a mad marriage never was before.” Petruchio uses such foul behavior in effort to give Kate a taste of her own medicine as a tactic to tame her.
The play then proceeds to a feast which is tradition of the Elizabethan era, the feast wished the couple a long and happy life.
Making the statement “To me she’s married, not unto my clothes.
Could I repair what she will wear in me As I can change these poor accoutrements, ‘Twere well for Kate and better for myself” Again this type of behavior was not traditional of this time, it was extremely contemporary, the time period gives this scene more power being that those ideologies were not accepted yet.
This done, he took the bride about the neck And kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack.
The Rose was an Elizabethan theatre built in 1587 where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, and is thought to be the first public playhouse to stage his work.
However, the Rose began to suffer when The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s own “playing company” (the term for a Renaissance theatre group), which was then called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (and was later renamed the King’s Men during the Jacobean period).
Two main cultural topics in this play are courtship and weddings.
In this time period courtship was seen as a romantic time period in which ladies of the court would be wood and won over.
In the church everyone would be respectful towards the priest.