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.
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