CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

by Kate Maurer, Kate Mauer
     
 

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on The Taming of the Shrew, you explore one of Shakespeare's

Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on The Taming of the Shrew, you explore one of Shakespeare's most beloved, and imitated, works. In this play within a play, Petruchio, the man from Verona, marries Kate (the shrew of the story), so that Kate's younger sister Bianca may be allowed to take on several suitors and choose one to marry.

Summaries and commentaries lead you, act by act, through this Shakespearean classic, and critical essays give you insight into Shakespeare's historical basis for the play, as well as role playing in The Taming of the Shrew. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of the main characters
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • A section on the life and background of William Shakespeare
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764586736
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Cliffs Notes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
637,845
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Kate Maurer received her Ph.D. in English from Marquette University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition and English at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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