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CliffsComplete The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most beloved, and imitated, works. In this play within a play, Petruchio, the man from Verona, marries Kate (the shrew of the story), so that Kate's younger sister Bianca may be allowed to take on several suitors and choose one to marry.
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This concise supplement to Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, as well as the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
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Diana Sweeney has been teaching English in Los Angeles, California, for over fifteen years. She is also the author of the CliffsComplete Julius Caesar.
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