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De Flores did not so much weave a web to entrap Beatrice Joanna as reciprocate the love he knew that his clearly imperfect, and obviously shrewish, beloved had for him.
Behind that shrewish mask, Dame Norma Major was clearly a hardnosed Tory wife who saw survival as her only priority, which is why she accepted the humiliation of Edwina Currie bedding her hubby behind her back.
Identifying overlap between the marriage market and the middle-class market for learning, Patricia Parker illustrates how Bianca's Latin translations in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew "forecas[t]" the shrewish behavior revealed at the end of the play (205).
And she does raise a few laughs as the shrewish Katherina, but I have to say this version is not as witty as it could be.
Wu's Cyprian is a shrewish temptress in a red dress.
In Hairspray Pfeiffer showed she could play shrewish and nasty with real style, and here she is perfect as the evil witch who will get her way at any cost.
The usual cast of characters includes John de Wolfe, his shrewish wife Matilda, and her brother, the ex-sheriff of Exeter Richard de Revelle.
Betcherman shows Dorothy becoming shrewish with her husband and envious of her glamorous younger sister.
Xanthippe a scolding or bad-tempered wife, from Xanthippe, the shrewish wife of Greek philosopher Socrates.
The show was also one of TV first dramedies, which allowed it to take some amusing risks, like the ``Atomic Shakespeare'' episode in which - through the daydream of a schoolboy forced to study the Bard - the show's cast perform a takeoff of ``The Taming of the Shrew,'' with Dave as Petruchio and Maddie as the shrewish Kate, complete with fractured iambic pentameter.
The farcical figure of Uxor, Noah's shrewish wife, in medieval religious drama has usually been read as a parody of unruly women.
The Master's second play, Processus Noe cum filiis, reveals even more complex and extended incorporation of festive forms than Mactatio Abel since, as the fourth chapter ("The Shrewish Bride of Christ") argues, the story of Noah and the Flood matches "festive cyclic patterns exactly: order is interrupted by chaos, overthrow and death, and when the flood recedes, order is reestablished and life returns" (73).