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The Taming of the Shrew :Dover Thrift Edition

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A rough-and-tumble farce centered around a lively battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew brims with action and bawdy humor. The unconventional romance between a lusty fortune-hunter and a bitter shrew unfolds to the accompaniment of witty, fast-paced dialogue and physical humor in this excellent introduction to Shakespearean comedy.

The freebooter Petruchio arrives in Padua to hear of Katharina, a beautiful heiress whose waspish rants and caustic personality have repelled all attempts at courtship. Professing to admire a woman of spirit, Petruchio immediately sets about his wooing. The initial encounter between "Kate" and her wily suitor is spiked with impassioned exchanges of blows as well as jests. After a madcap wedding ceremony, the still-protesting Kate is whisked away to be "killed with kindness" and reborn as a loving wife.

One of the Bard's earliest and most popular plays, The Taming of the Shrew is rife with subplots involving his customary devices of disguise and mistaken identity. The vivid language, studded with elaborate puns, is an engaging complement to the play's slapstick humor. Reprinted complete and unabridged in this inexpensive edition, The Taming of the Shrew will delight any reader with its wonderful wordplay and rollicking good spirits.

Synopsis:

Passion divides and unites a spirited pair of lovers in a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Witty dialogue and slapstick humor abound in this ever-popular comedy. Inexpensive, unabridged edition perfect for students.

Synopsis:

A raving misanthrope is transformed into a model of wifely deportment — but not without a struggle. Fast-paced dialogue and earthy humor contribute to the enduring popularity of this tale of a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Convenient size and low price make this unabridged edition perfect for students.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486297651
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Taming of the shrew
Subject:
Married people -- Italy -- Padua -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
Bd. 17
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Passion divides and unites a spirited pair of lovers in a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Witty dialogue and slapstick humor abound in this ever-popular comedy. Inexpensive, unabridged edition perfect for students.

"Synopsis" by ,
A raving misanthrope is transformed into a model of wifely deportment — but not without a struggle. Fast-paced dialogue and earthy humor contribute to the enduring popularity of this tale of a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Convenient size and low price make this unabridged edition perfect for students.
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