The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Format
Ebook
Price
$4.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440628399
  • 288 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

A robust and bawdy battle of the sexes, this ever popular comedy captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio. Their boisterous conflict is set off against a more conventional romantic plot involving the wooing of Katharina’s lovely and compliant sister, Bianca. Rich with the psychological themes of identity and transformation, the play is quintessentially lighthearted, filled with visual gags, witty repartee, and unmatched theatrical brilliance from Petruchio’s demand, “Kiss me, Kate!” to the final spectacle of the wedding feast.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

Series

Shakespeare, Signet Classic
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Table of Contents

The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare – Edited by Sylvan Barnet Richard Hosley: Sources and Analogues of ?The Taming of the Shrew?
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

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