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The taming of the shrew : texts and contexts

Author: William Shakespeare; Frances E Dolan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1996.
Series: The Bedford Shakespeare series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication of The Taming of the Shrew has been edited by Frances E. Dolan who has given full annotations to each text. This edition will help students interpret Shakespeare's work.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Frances E Dolan
ISBN: 0333657098 9780333657096
OCLC Number: 729786906
Description: xv, 347 p.
Contents: Introduction - The Text of The Taming of the Shrew, edited by David Bevington - Contexts: -Alternative Endings - What is a Ballad? What-is a Shrew? - The Marital Deal, and its Contradictions - The 'Femme Covert': Married Women's Legal Status - Women's Work: Gender and the Division of Labour - Authority and Violence in the Household: Wife-Beating - Analogues to Wife-Taming - Authority and Violence in the Household: Servant-Beating - Popular, Humorous Treatments of Domestic Violence: Shrew Taming and Untamed Shrews
Series Title: The Bedford Shakespeare series.
Responsibility: [William Shakespeare] ; [edited by] Frances E. Dolan.

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An edition of the play which contains a collection of historical and cultural documents designed to give sense of Shakespeare's work and times. They include a Renaissance homily on marriage, popular  Read more...

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