The Taming of a Shrew 1594

The Taming of a Shrew 1594

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0197290361

ISBN-13: 9780197290361

Pub. Date: 01/14/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The anonymous comedy, The Taming of a Shrew, was printed by Peter Short in 1594, and is presumed to have been performed before that date. In his Introduction, Stephen Miller analyzes the printing of the quarto and relates it to previous studies of Shakespeare quartos also printed by Short. He gives an account of the controversy surrounding the relation of A Shrew

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The anonymous comedy, The Taming of a Shrew, was printed by Peter Short in 1594, and is presumed to have been performed before that date. In his Introduction, Stephen Miller analyzes the printing of the quarto and relates it to previous studies of Shakespeare quartos also printed by Short. He gives an account of the controversy surrounding the relation of A Shrew to the text of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, first printed in the First Folio of 1623, and supplies a table of scene-by-scene correspondences between the two texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197290361
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/14/1999
Series:
Malone Society Series
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsviii
Prefaceix
Abbreviations and conventionsx
Introduction1
Date and theatrical context1
The Shrew in the context of Shakespeare's own work4
Sources9
The Taming of the Shrew on stage17
Critical approaches25
Postscript: working on the play41
Recent textual, critical and stage interpretations42
Note on the text50
List of characters52
The Play54
Textual analysis163
Appendixes
1Passages from A Shrew183
2The staging of Induction 2189
3Music in the play and Hortensio's gamut (3.1.64-75)194
Reading list197

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