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

The Taming of the Shrew

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorElizabeth Schafer

Paperback | February 17, 2003

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The story of Katherina and her marriage to Petruchio has been popular in the theater for four centuries, but the joke of taming an unruly woman has long been growing increasingly controversial. This edition examines how theater directors and performers have explored the complexities of Katherina's story and that of Christopher Sly, the poor man whose story frames hers. It surveys productions in the English-speaking world, reviewing precise details of the stage action in a social and political context.
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...
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Title:The Taming of the ShrewFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 17, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521667410

ISBN - 13:9780521667418

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Editor's note; List of abbreviations; List of productions; Introduction; The Taming of the Shrew and commentary; Bibliography; Index.

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'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London