Shakespeare and the Shrew: Performing the Defiant Female Voice

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

byAnna Kamaralli

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An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.

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An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.

ANNA KAMARALLI is a Teaching Fellow on the Theatre programme in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her articles have appeared in Shakespeare Survey and Shakespeare Bulletin.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348092

ISBN - 13:9780230348097

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Table of Contents

Introduction
'Shrewd tempters with their tongues': Historic Shrews
Constance, Kate Percy, Jeanne la Pucelle, Margaret d'Anjou
'My tongue will tell the anger of my heart': Comic Shrews
Adriana, Katherine, Beatrice
'Well she can persuade': Shrews Post-Comedy
The Tragedies: Goneril, Emilia
The not-quite Tragedies: Isabella, Marina, Paulina
Conclusion
'Let her speak too'
Index