The Taming of the Shrew by William ShakespeareThe Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

byWilliam Shakespeare, Paul WerstineEditorDr. Barbara A. Mowat

Hardcover | November 5, 2002


Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -- against her will -- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.
William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent...
Title:The Taming of the ShrewFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 5, 2002Publisher:Washington Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0743452976

ISBN - 13:9780743452977

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Taming of the Shrew Not my favorite play from Shakespeare but still an interesting one.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh. We read this for English class, but I wasn't a huge fan of it!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great play, loved the theatrical rendition. Watching Katherina and her fits was one of the reasons I love this play.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this story! It is probably my favourite Shakespeare book that i have ever read! it's one of his comedies and it is quite funny.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite Shakesphere plays. I know that previous reviews have said they don't like it, but I have to disagree, it is one of my favourites. It was the first play i had read by him in the 8th grade and i really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. Quite confusing at times but overall one of my favourite plays.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good play I bought this book for my English class and the explanatory pages on the left are very helpful; they offer historical definitions and certain interpretations on passages that are more difficult. I did not like the plot very much but the literary elements I learnt with this play are considerable.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Helpful guide, terrible play As a reading companion, this book really helps the reader understand the different characters, language, and events in the story. But the play itself is terrible and one of Shakespeare's worst. I think it was really meant to be performed rather than read.
Date published: 2016-11-29