The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

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Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this scathing account of manners and matrimony--along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including:
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* an original Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew
* incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
* commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
* photographs of key RSC productions
* an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays
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Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2010
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812969290
0812969294
Characteristics: xxvii, 182 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bate, Jonathan
Rasmussen, Eric 1960-

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britprincess1ajax
Dec 09, 2016

I do love Shakespeare, but boy, am I not a fan of this work. It is markedly misogynistic, thinking starving and abusing women into submission is comedy. It is kind of despicable. I was drawn to it because I loved the film 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. Well, the premise is there, of a younger sister who is not allowed a love life until her alleged shrew of an elder sister has one. Let's digress for a moment to talk about the film. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU plays with these conditions cleverly with a father who delivers babies for a living and is terrified of his baby girl becoming pregnant at sixteen. All the parts move perfectly in that film and tell a compelling story with a worthy message. Go watch that film. Do not read this book. It may be Shakespeare, eloquent in its elocution, but it's tripe dressed up in fanciful verse. If that's truly what it was like in the 1590s, I'm glad I'm living in the twenty-first century.

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Dec 09, 2016

“I see a woman may be made a fool,
If she had not a spirit to resist.”

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