The Taming of the Shrew: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

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Overview

The Taming of the Shrew: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, John Dover Wilson

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108006040
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

Introduction; To the reader; The Taming of the Shrew; The copy for the text of 1623; Notes; The stage-history; Glossary.

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The Taming Of The Shrew (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is full of nonsensical symbols, making the play hard to follow. Quite a disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a scanned version where the scanner didn't pick up the words properly. This version is unreadable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time faves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Taming of the Shrew is Shakespeare at his sardonic and biting best. Combining love with diabolical humor and endless, bitter fighting between the angry, mean, but passionate Katherine and the loving, trustworthy, and intelligent Petruchio in Venice Italy, makes this his most ambitious, marvelous, and magnificent comedy ever. Rambunctiously comical, and touching tale told with sparkling talent.
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Taming of the Shrew is Shakespeare's comedic play about the rough Petruchio trying to tame the shrew, Kate. The play is filled with trickery and deception as several characters decide to switch places to achieve their own ends and Petruchio uses harsh methods to tame Kate under the guise of concern for her. Petruchio finally tames Kate when he makes a bet with a few friends over whose wife is most obedient and Kate is the only one to answer her husband's call. The play is very entertaining and well worth the read.
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