The story of Katherina and her marriage to Petruchio has been popular in the theater for four centuries, but the joke of taming an unruly woman has long been growing increasingly controversial. This edition examines how theater directors and performers have explored the complexities of Katherina's story and that of Christopher Sly, the poor man whose story frames hers. It surveys productions in the English-speaking world, reviewing precise details of the stage action in a social and political context.Read more
- Offers a more detailed line by line commentary on staging than any previous study of The Taming of the Shrew
- A highly controversial play in the theatre
- Pays especial attention to feminist and gender aware theatrical responses to the play
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'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London
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- Date Published: February 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521667418
- length: 300 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.47kg
- contains: 10 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Series editors' preface
List of abbreviations
List of productions
The Taming of the Shrew and commentary
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