Pentamerone – Sapia / Five Sons

Sapia Sapia, to me, seems like an early version of the The Taming of the Shrew story, but it ends with a stronger reconciliation. Then again, the Taming of the Shrew has an unofficial sequel (The Woman’s Prize by John Fletcher). Let’s start with Burton’s faux-Jacobean synopsis: “Sapia, daughter of a baroness, teacheth Cenzullo. the…

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