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The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto
     

The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto

by William Shakespeare, Stephen Roy Miller (Editor)
 

This is a new edition of an anonymous play that appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that someone rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher

Overview

This is a new edition of an anonymous play that appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that someone rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher Sly, the drunk, who disappears early on in Shakespeare's version, but who has a much larger role in A Shrew. This edition provides a modernized text and extensive commentary.

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From the Publisher
"Miller punctuates more heavily in his edition, but only enough to keep his modern readers aware of what is going on and to whom the action refers. Miller's efforts...give us immediate and relable access to the text and on the text of Shakespeare's Shrew." Shakespeare Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521563239
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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