The Taming of the Shrew (Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series)

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More than 60 minutes of audio on the CD including 20 classic scenes and excerpts from famous performances past and present

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to life in a revolutionary new book and audio CD format

In the Book:
Photographs from notable productions including:
- Allison...

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Overview

More than 60 minutes of audio on the CD including 20 classic scenes and excerpts from famous performances past and present

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to life in a revolutionary new book and audio CD format

In the Book:
Photographs from notable productions including:
- Allison Janney as Katherine in the 1999 production at The Public Theater in New York City
- Jonathan Pryce as Christopher Sly in the Royal Shakespeare Company 1978 production
- Tracey Ullman as Katherina and Helen Hunt as Bianca in the 1989-1990 production at The Public Theater
- Timothy Dalton as Petruchio and Vanessa Redgrave as Katherina in the 1986 production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Hear 20 great scenes on audio CD:
Memorable performances by Sian Phillips and Peter O'Toole as Katharina and Petruchio (1962), Fredi Olster and Marc Singer from William Ball's American Conservatory Theatre production (1976), and Frances Barber and Roger Allam (2003) from The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare
Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402208317
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Text Editor: Antonia Forster is Professor of English at the University of Akron. Her Index to Book Reviews in England 1749-1774 was awarded the 1992 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy, and the second volume to take the Index to 1800 was published by the British Library in 1997. Her Vol. 1 (1770-1799) of The English Novel 1770-1829: a Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (with James Raven) was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. She has published articles in such journals as The Age of Johnson, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Studies in Newspaper and Periodical History, and has been awarded fellowships for research in the Folger, Newberry, Houghton, Beinecke and British Libraries. She is also preparing an edition of the correspondence of Ralph Griffiths, founding editor of the Monthly Review.

Advisory Editors:
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in Humanities at the University of Chicago. A renowned text scholar, he has edited several Shakespeare editions including the Bantam Shakespeare in individual paperback volumes, The Complete Works of Shakespeare and Troilus and Cressida. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama and Medieval Drama.

Peter Holland is the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame. One of the central figures in performance-oriented Shakespeare criticism, he has also edited many Shakespeare plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Oxford Shakespeare series.

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Table of Contents

About Sourcebooks MediaFusion About the Text On the CD Featured Audio Productions Note from the Series Editors
In Production: The Taming of the Shrew Through the Years
by Antonia Forster
As Performed: By The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, CA, in 1976 and filmed for the PBS Great Performances series
by Christy Desmet
"Kiss me, Kate": The Taming of the Shrew in Popular Culture
by Douglas Lanier

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare

A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare: Keeping Shakespeare Practical
by Andrew Wade
In the Age of Shakespeare
by Thomas Garvey
About the Online Teaching Resources Acknowledgments Audio Credits Photo Credits About the Contributors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Ebook review.

    The paper versions of these editions are great, but the ebooks are not. The notes are at the bottoms of the pages on the paper versions. That format doesn't transfer well on Nook book since the page is not flows onto a different screen. So the notes can be pages away and interrupt the flow of the play's text. So far I have not found an annotated version that works properly. Stick to paper for now.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Ebook not useful.

    I purchased this but did not read it. When reading Shakespeare, I rely on the hyperlinked notes. The hyperlinks work, but the pages with the notes are solid black with no text. Ebook not usable. I will try to get my money back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Play=great; supplemental materials=AWESOME

    Having performed "Taming of the Shrew" for a local college, I was already familiar with Shakespeare's ubiquitous Comedy of the Sexes. Reading this edition, not only was I pleasantly reminded of the genius of the Bard, but surprised by the depth and richness of the supplemental articles and information contained in this book. The footnotes and language clarifications are terrific, and the articles themselves (including the obligatory description of Elizabethan England and a cross reference of plays, films, and performance pieces inspired by "Shrew") are full and informative. Good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2006

    Shakespeare's Shrew

    This story is not one of a woman tamed, but of a passionate relationship between two equally matched, brilliant, and attractive people, who have an immediate attraction for one another. When Katharina agrees with Petruchio that the sun is a candle rush, she is not so much acquiescing as she is learning to be playful. She is becoming civilized and using her ample wit and passion in a more focused way. Her family had always given in to her bad temper and tantrums, but had not shown her love. Petruchio really loved and wanted her, and not just for her money. Initially he said that he was out for a rich bride, but after seeing her, he wanted her! She loved and wanted him, as evidenced by the fact that she cried when he was late to their wedding, not of broken pride, but of a broken heart. When he asked her to kiss him in the street, she did so, as an act of rebellion WITH him! In the end, her speech was very tongue in cheek, and she and Petruchio were playing the others. Chastising those who had chastised her so often gave her great pleasure. She was the most intelligent and respectful wife after all - because she was respected! The other wives were not as good as Kate, and certainly not as interesting! Petruchio had gotten the best woman, an equal in his eyes, and they had the utmost love and respect for each other. Shakespeare loved his women, and made all of them strong!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    ebook version

    This is terrible. The play is wonderful, but the way nook formats sucks. I have repeated pages and it's very difficult to find which ones I missing. I bought a nook because it came from an actual bookstore Vs. Kindle which comes from amazon. I assumed that because nook came from a bookstore thet would care about their ebooks. Now I have to purchase a hard copy of the book for school because this version is crap.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    excellent

    The Taming of the Shrew is one of the best Shakespeare's comedies. It is absolutely hilarious and, for once, the plot is fairly straightforward. Everyone should read this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Taming of the Shrew

    I had to read this book/play for my language arts class. At first I wasn't excited to read it at all, but I ended up loving it! It takes a little bit of work to understand but it is hilarious as well as the movie with Elizabeth Taylor. I truly think this was one of Shakespeare's best plays. I absolutely loved it, Katherine was my favorite character! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Haha

    Yaaaaaa innapropriate book

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2004

    Somewhat Chauvanistic, but funny

    The Taming of the Shrew is a very.....unique works. It is funny, and creative, but it contains too much suggestive material and it is very sexist. In the end, it is pathetic what Kate does. I mean, that is completely wrong, but the other places in the book it was very enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2003

    A Sexist Play

    'The Taming of the Shrew' wans't ment to be a sexist play. If it was written today, it would be. But since it was written in rennesance times, it was supposed to be a comedy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2002

    The Turning Point

    I never thought of Shakespear as enjoyable Reading material until I read 'The Taming of the Shrew'. I loved the book so much I fell on love with his writing style

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    Good book, or bad book that is the question...

    I didn't like the book in general. It starts out rocky and gets better towards the middle but the ending stinks! The conclusion of the book totally ruined the book for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    Great Book!!!

    Great book in which the annotated footnotes are outstanding. Easy to read and understand. Definitely a must for any true Shakespeare fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    If you haven't read this book yet, your missing out

    Shakespear is Awesome. Taming of the Shrew is a hilarious comedy. If you haven't read this book, you are missing out.

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