Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -- against her will -- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.
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Table of Contents
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare - Edited by Sylvan Barnet Richard Hosley: Sources and Analogues of 'The Taming of the Shrew'
Maynard Mack: From Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare's Plays
Germain Greer: From The Female Eunuch
Alexander Leggatt: From Shakespeare's Comedy of Love
Linda Bamber: Sexism and the Battle of the Sexes in 'The Taming of the Shrew'
Sylvan Barnet: 'The Taming of the Shrew' on the Stage and Screen
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Karen Newman: Missing Frames and Female spectacles
Camille Wells Slights: From Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths
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