This controversial comedy–the inspiration for such modern works as Kiss Me, Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You–follows the tumultuous courtship and marriage of Petruchio and the headstrong Katherina. Also included in this editon are commentaries by Richard Hosley, Germaine Greer, and others, as well as a stage and screen history and an overview of Shakespeare’s life.
Maynard Mack: From Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare?s Plays
Germain Greer: From The Female Eunuch
Alexander Leggatt: From Shakespeare?s Comedy of Love
Linda Bamber: Sexism and the Battle of the Sexes in ?The Taming of the Shrew?
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Taming of the Shrew? on the Stage and Screen
NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Karen Newman: Missing Frames and Female spectacles
Camille Wells Slights: From Shakespeare?s Comic Commonwealths