The Taming of the Shrew (Classic Reprint)

December 20, 2018|
The Taming of the Shrew (Classic Reprint) by William Shakespeare
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Excerpt from The Taming of the Shrew

Rule a Wife and have a Wife (1640) is perhaps the most notable type of the popular plays of this class. In this piece Leon pretends meekness and docility, in order to win Margarita, and presently becomes imperative for the control of her. Garrick used to personate Leon, in an alteration of the comedy attributed to his own hand. It is worthy of note that Fletcher, whose views of women are always somewhat stern and severe he was the son of that Fletcher, Dean of Peterborough, who embittered the last moments of Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, by his importunate religious exhortations to her upon the scaffold at Fotheringay Castle], nevertheless wrote a sequel to The Taming of the Shrew, in which Petruchio reap pears, Katherine being dead, with a new wife, by whom he is henpecked and subdued. This is entitled The Woman's Prize, or the Tamer Tamed, and it was printed in 1647. John Tobin's comedy of The Honeymoon based, on ideas derived from Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Shirley, portrays a husband's conquest of his wife's affections by per sonal charm, irradiating manliness and firmness of character; and this piece is deservedly held in high esteem. Petruchio's method is to meet turbulence with still greater turbulence, remaining, however, entirely good natured throughout the stormiest paroxysms of violence, till at last his boisterous, kindly, rough, sinewy vigor and clamorous tumult overwhelm Katherine and disgust her with the exaggerated image of her own faults.

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Title:The Taming of the Shrew (Classic Reprint)
Product dimensions:84 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.17 in
Shipping dimensions:84 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.17 in
Published:December 20, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780259353294

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