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Readings on The taming of the shrew

Author: Laura Marvel
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2000.
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to British literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays examine the play's structure, characters, and themes, and present various interpretations of the plot.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Marvel
ISBN: 0737702370 9780737702378 0737702362 9780737702361
OCLC Number: 42935722
Notes: "William Shakespeare"--Cover.
Description: 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The structure of The taming of the shrew / David Bevington --
Plays and play-making in The taming of the shrew / J. Dennis Huston --
The female characters / Harold C. Goddard --
Shrews and shrew-taming / Frances E. Dolan --
Petruchio is a social climber / Lynda E. Boose --
The taming of the shrew mocks the world of mercantile marriage / Gareth Lloyd Evans --
The themes of education and metamorphosis unify the play / Brian Morris --
The transforming power of plays and play-acting / Alvin B. Kernan --
The stage power of the female heroine / Juliet Dusinberre --
Shakespeare modifies folktale material / Leah Scragg --
The spirit of farce in The taming of the shrew / Robert B. Heilman --
Romantic comedy humanizes the heroine / John C. Bean --
The taming of the shrew satirizes male attitudes toward women / Coppelia Kahn --
Petruchio's conquest of Kate is a mating dance / Michael West --
Domestic violence in The taming of the shrew / Emily Detmer --
Kate and Petruchio are rowdy rebels in Zeffirelli's film / Jack J. Jorgens.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to British literature.
Other Titles: Taming of the shrew
Responsibility: Laura Marvel, book editor.

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Essays examine the play's structure, characters, and themes, and present various interpretations of the plot.

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