The Taming of the Shrew

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Act 1 Scene 1 (with Induction)

Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker, has been thrown out of a tavern and has fallen asleep outside. A lord finds him and decides to play a trick on Sly: he will take him indoors, dress him in rich clothing, and have his own servants attend on him, hoping to convince Sly that he is actually a nobleman and that his life as a tinker was only a dream.