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…  See more details below

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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

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew39
Pt. 2Early Modern Debates141
1Alternative Endings143
From The Taming of a Shrew144
David Garrick, From Catharine and Petruchio154
2Marriage160
A Homily of the State of Matrimony169
Robert Snawsel, From A Looking Glass for Married Folks184
T.E., From The Law's Resolutions of Women's Rights195
3The Household: Authority and Violence200
John Dod and Robert Cleaver, From A Godly Form of Household Government201
"A Woman's Work Is Never Done"209
"The Woman to the Plow, And the Man to the Hen-Roost"213
William Whately, From A Bride-Bush222
William Gouge, From Of Domestical Duties: Eight Treatises225
Thomas Becon, From A New Catechism Set Forth Dialogue-Wise in Familiar Talk Between the Father and the Son232
William Gouge, From Of Domestical Duties: Eight Treatises235
Of Masters' Maintaining Their Authority235
Of Masters' Making Their authority to Be Despised236
Of Masters' Too Great Rigor237
Of Masters' Commanding Power, Restrained to Things Lawful238
Of the Power of Masters to Correct Their Servants239
Of the Restraint of Masters' Power: That It Reacheth Not to Their Servants' Life240
Of the Masters' Excess in Correcting Servants241
Of Masters' Ordering That Correction They Give to Their Servants242
4Shrews, Taming, and Untamed Shrews244
"The Cruel Shrew"244
A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in Morel's Skin, for Her Good Behavior254
"The Cucking of a Scold"288
From The Tragical Comedy, or Comical Tragedy, of Punch and Judy296
George Turberville, From The Book of Falconry or Hawking309
Simon Latham, From Latham's Falconry310
Matthew Hopkins, From The Discovery of Witches314
John Sterne, From A Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft315
Thomas Ady, From A Candle in the Dark316
Thomas Harman, From A Caveat for Common Cursitors, Vulgarly Called Vagabonds317
Thomas Heywood, From A Curtain Lecture324
Bibliography327
Index337

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