Below is a PDF copy of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. We will be exploring this text as a comedy, which is what it was written for in the 1500s.
How much do you think comedy has changed since then?
In order to make full use of the PDF, you should learn to annotate the text as we read. Follow the bullet points below if you get stuck with this:
- Save a copy of the PDF to your desktop or documents. It is best to put it somewhere that is easy to access.
- Highlight the section of text you want to annotate.
- If you are using a Mac, click on the highlighted text with two fingers. If you are using a PC, right click on the highlighted text.
- Select the colour you want to highlight the text and “unclick” it.
- Hover your mouse over the newly coloured text. If you are using a Mac, click on the coloured text with two fingers. If you are using a PC, right click on the coloured text.
- Select the “Make a note” option and box will appear for you to type your notes into.
Making notes as we go is a really easy way to ensure you explore the text in full. It also means that when you come to revise sections of the text, all your notes are in one simple spot.