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"The Taming of the Shrew"

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"The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
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Description

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 ongoing 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. Barbara Hodgdon is a distinguised feminist scholar whose reading of the play offers a stimulating array of ideas and and questions about this enduringly popular yet challenging comedy.

Author Biography

Barbara Hodgdon is Professor of English at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Shakespeare Trade: Performances and Appropriations, the Arden 3 Online Performance Project, The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare's History, and two books exploring Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts One and Two as texts and in performance.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Barbara Hodgdon
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
20 illustrations in introduction
Imprint
The Arden Shakespeare
Pages
400
Dimensions
129x198x28
ISBN-13
9781903436929
Product ID
3946256

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