Arts & Sciences Activities


Clothing contest! In honor of the wedding of Petruchio and Kate and how Shakespeare portrayed the two of them on their wedding day – Kate in a beautiful traditional Italian wedding dress and Petruchio in a foolish, sloppy, embarrassing suit – attendees are encouraged to bring their 16th century styles to compete for the following:

  • Most BEAUTIFUL women’s dress
  • Most FOOLISH men’s suit

Newlywed Game! In honor of the Taming of the Shrew portraying the first few weeks of Petruchio and Kate’s marriage, we offer a silly interpretation of the modern game show “The Newlywed Game!”

Shakespeare sonnets! Create your own poem in the style of Shakespeare’s sonnets.


Italian Renaissance style games

Italian Renaissance Dance and Music

16th century Italian social culture