The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto by William ShakespeareThe Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto by William Shakespeare

The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorStephen Roy Miller

Paperback | December 11, 2008

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This is a new edition of an anonymous play that appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that someone rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher Sly, the drunk, who disappears early on in Shakespeare's version, but who has a much larger role in A Shrew. This edition provides a modernized text and extensive commentary.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Title:The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 QuartoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521087961

ISBN - 13:9780521087964

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Table of Contents

Introduction; List of characters; The play; 4 appendices [including Appendix 1. Scene-by-scene comparison of A Shrew to The Shrew.

Editorial Reviews

"Miller punctuates more heavily in his edition, but only enough to keep his modern readers aware of what is going on and to whom the action refers. Miller's efforts...give us immediate and relable access to the text and on the text of Shakespeare's Shrew." Shakespeare Quarterly