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The taming of the shrew : texts and contexts

Author: Frances E Dolan
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press ; Basingstoke : Macmillan, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances E Dolan
ISBN: 0333657098 9780333657096 0312158580 9780312158583 0312108362 9780312108366
OCLC Number: 748681348
Description: xv, 347 p. ; 21 cm.
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
Responsibility: Frances E. Dolan.

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