Synopses & Reviews
This controversial comedy--the inspiration for such modern works as Kiss Me, Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You--follows the tumultuous courtship and marriage of Petruchio and the headstrong Katherina. Also included in this editon are commentaries by Richard Hosley, Germaine Greer, and others, as well as a stage and screen history and an overview of Shakespeare's life.
Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. It also contains text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest most readable type. Special introduction by Robert B. Heilman, University of Washington.
Table of Contents
Richard Hosley: Sources and Analogues of ?The Taming of the Shrew?
Maynard Mack: From Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare?s Plays
Germain Greer: From The Female Eunuch
Alexander Leggatt: From Shakespeare?s Comedy of Love
Linda Bamber: Sexism and the Battle of the Sexes in ?The Taming of the Shrew?
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Taming of the Shrew? on the Stage and Screen
NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Karen Newman: Missing Frames and Female spectacles
Camille Wells Slights: From Shakespeare?s Comic Commonwealths