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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Love and Deception-- Hortensio and Gremio are competing suitors for the hand of the beautiful Bianca. However, Bianca's father will not let her wed until after her older sister Katherina has wed. Unfortunately Katherina is known as an ill-tempered shrew and as a result has no prospects. Hortensio and Gremio agree to work together to find someone to marry Katherina so

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Love and Deception-- Hortensio and Gremio are competing suitors for the hand of the beautiful Bianca. However, Bianca's father will not let her wed until after her older sister Katherina has wed. Unfortunately Katherina is known as an ill-tempered shrew and as a result has no prospects. Hortensio and Gremio agree to work together to find someone to marry Katherina so that they will be free to compete for Bianca. But nothing proceeds as expected. You are called plain Kate, And bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst; But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate, For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate, Take this of me, Kate of my consolation.

Editorial Reviews

"The Taming of the Shrew" is one Shakespeare's finest comedic efforts. It is the tale of Lucentio who is in love with Bianca, unfortunately Bianca already has two other suitors and her father will not let her marry until her older ill-tempered sister, Katherine, is married. The second problem is remedied when Petruchio comes to town in search of a wife. Only interested in her money, Petruchio marries Katherine and returns with her to his country house to "tame" her, a task that Petruchio is soon to discover is easier said than done
From the Publisher
"Thompson makes admirable use of the play's stage history to show that its depiction of the woman-tamer has always disturbed people. Hers remains the introductory essay I would most want my students to read." English

"A radically fresh and challenging view of the play." The Times Higher Education Supplement

Children's Literature - Loretta Caravette
This is one in a series from "Graphic Shakespeare" adaptations. The chapter book is nicely organized with an introduction to the cast of characters in the beginning chapter followed by a brief description of where the story takes place. The story follows and is told in five acts/chapters. After the story there is a complete description of the plot, which might have worked better had they put it before the acts. There is information about William Shakespeare including additional works by him that have been adapted. A very brief summary about the illustrator and the adapted by author and a glossary for unfamiliar terms are at the end of the book. Unfortunately, the story, as written, is a little hard to follow. It will take the reader some time to get used to the ways of old English: "Marked you not how her sister began to scold and raise up such a storm that mortal ears might hardly endure the din?" The illustrations are okay but much of the art is covered by the conversation bubbles. The faces are not very engaging and the backgrounds bare. There are many fun adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew but this is not one of them. Reviewer: Loretta Caravette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627556972
Publisher:
Wilder Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2015
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
687,693
File size:
221 KB

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time.

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