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The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

The story of Katherina and her marriage to Petruchio has been popular in the theater for four centuries, but the joke of taming an unruly woman has long been growing increasingly controversial. This edition examines how theater directors and performers have explored the complexities of Katherina's story and that of Christopher Sly, the poor man whose story frames hers. It surveys productions in the English-speaking world, reviewing precise details of the stage action in a social and political context.

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'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521667418
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Shakespeare in Production Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Editor's note; List of abbreviations; List of productions; Introduction; The Taming of the Shrew and commentary; Bibliography; Index.

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