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The Taming of the Shrew : Critical Essays - Dana Aspinall

The Taming of the Shrew

Critical Essays

By: Dana Aspinall (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 29th November 2001
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on "The Taming of the Shrew," and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Illustrations
General Editor's Introduction
Acknowledgments
A Critical History of The Taming of the Shrew
The Play and Its Critics
The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Appraisals from His Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew (1928)
The taming of the Shrew: A Social Comedy
The Taming Untamed, or, the Return of the Shrew
Comic Structure and the Humanizing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew
Horses and Hermaphrodites: Metamorphoses in The Taming of the Shrew
The Good Marriage of Katherine and Petruchio
Shrewd and Kindly Farce
Refashioning the Shrew
The Ending of the Shrew
Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
"Love Wrought These Miracles": Marriage and Genre in The Taming of the Shrew
Scolding Brides and Briding Scolds: Taming the Woman's Unruly Member
The Shakespeare Editor as Shrew-Tamer
The Taming of the Shrew: Women, Acting, and Power
The performance of Things in The Taming of the Shrew
Framing the Taming: Metatheatrical Awareness of Female Impersonation in The Taming of the Shrew
Cultural Control in The Taming of the Shrew
"What's That to You?" or, Facing Facts: Anti-Paternalist Chords and Social Discords in The Taming of the Shrew
Hosehold Kates: Domesticating Commodities in The Taming of the Shrew
Civilizing Subordination: Domestic Violence and The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew on Stage, in Film, and on Television
From Shakespeare on the Stage
"An Unholy Alliance": William Poel, Martin Harvey and The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew, Presented by Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival at the Stephen Foster Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 30 June-16 July 1994
The Performance of Feminism in The Taming of the Shrew Margaret
Review of Gale Edwards' Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company Evening Standard, 24 April 1995
Petruchio's House in Postwar Suburbia: Reinventing the Domestic Woman (Again)
Katherina Bound, or Play(k)ating the Strictures of Everyday Life
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ISBN: 9780815335153
ISBN-10: 0815335156
Series: Shakespeare Criticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th November 2001
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.49  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1