The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

An Authoritative Text, Sources and Contexts, Criticism, Rewritings and Appropriations

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Norton Pub
This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeare’s earliest and best-loved comedies is based on the First Folio (1623).
It is accompanied by “A Note on the Text” and detailed explanatory annotations.“Sources and Contexts” provides three possible analogues to Shakespeare’s controversial, high-spirited play from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, George Gascoigne’s “Supposes,” and “A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in Morel’s Skin.”“Criticism” offers a wide range of scholarly commentary on The Taming of the Shrew’s in fifteen essays by Laurie Maguire, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Bernard Shaw, Natasha Korda, Frances Dolan, Lynda E. Boose, Harold Bloom, Patricia Parker, Shirley Nelson Garner, Juliet Dusinberre, Marea Mitchell, Karen Newman, E. M. W. Tillyard, and Jan Harold Brunvand.“Rewritings and Appropriations” collects seven adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew from the last four centuries, by John Fletcher, David Garrick, Cole Porter, and Charles Marawitz.A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Based on the First Folio (1623), this title includes an 'Appropriations/Rewritings' section with extracts from the earliest theatrical responses to the play by Shakespeare's contemporaries as well as post-Shakespearean reactions. It collects three selections that influenced the cultural discourse Shakespeare participated in.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393927078
Branch Call Number: 822.33217 SHA
Characteristics: xvi, 356 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Callaghan, Dympna
Alternative Title: Taming of the shrew


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