9781903436936

The Taming of The Shrew Third Series

  • ISBN 13:

    9781903436936

  • ISBN 10:

    1903436931

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/08/2010
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Summary

The Taming of the Shrew is unique among Shakespeare's plays and is a perennial and compelling success in the theatre. Its reception is marked, however, by on-going polarized debate over the meaning and worth of the play.This edition disengages Shakespeare's exuberant and disturbing marital farce from the tangled history of its reception. It views the two sixteenth-century Shrew plays as textually independent but theatrically interdependent and so includes the full text of The Taming of A Shrew in an appendix. While the Introduction and Commentary focus on the critical and theatrical debate surrounding the play, the original and comprehensive editing of the playtext makes available a 'different' Shrew, more open to the reader's interpretation than is usually the case.

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