Gremio is a rather old, wealthy suitor of Bianca, competing for her hand in marriage with Lucentio and Hortensio, as well as others. When Baptista decides to marry Bianca to Lucentio, he adds that she will marry Gremio if Lucentio's financial guarantees don't check out. When Lucentio gets the merchant, disguised as Vincentio, to guarantee his dower, Gremio is out of luck with Bianca.
Gremio Quotes in The Taming of the Shrew
The The Taming of the Shrew quotes below are all either spoken by Gremio or refer to Gremio. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of The Taming of the Shrew published in 2004.).
Gremio Character Timeline in The Taming of the Shrew
The timeline below shows where the character Gremio appears in The Taming of the Shrew. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
...leave and go inside, and she is polite and deferential, in contrast to Katherine's rudeness. Gremio and Hortensio protest Baptista's condition for the marriage of Bianca, but he says that his... (full context)
...keep only schoolmasters in his house, to instruct Bianca in music and poetry. He asks Gremio and Hortensio if they know of any teachers, then exits, telling Katherine to stay. Katherine... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 1
...Petruchio's wedding, provided that Lucentio's father guarantees Lucentio's inheritance. Otherwise, Bianca will be married to Gremio. Baptista leaves. Gremio is confident that Lucentio's father will not turn over all his property... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
...he will leave now, skipping the traditional wedding feast that has been arranged. Tranio and Gremio ask him to stay, but Petruchio insists that he must leave, offering no explanation for... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 1
...runs off with Bianca and Biondello to the church where he will marry Bianca. Meanwhile, Gremio waits outside Lucentio's door, remarking on how long Cambio is taking to bring Bianca. After... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 2
It is finally time for Lucentio and Bianca's wedding banquet. Baptista, Vincentio, Gremio, the merchant who had pretended to be Vincentio, Lucentio, Bianca, Petruchio, and Katherine are all... (full context)