1st Edition

The Taming of the Shrew
Critical Essays

Edited By

Dana Aspinall

ISBN 9780415874342
Published June 22, 2009 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

A Critical History of The Taming of the Shrew  The Play and Its Critics Dana Aspinall  The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Appraisals from His Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew (1928) Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch  The taming of the Shrew: A Social Comedy George R. Hibbard  The Taming Untamed, or, the Return of the Shrew Robert B. Heilman  Comic Structure and the Humanizing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew John C. bean  Horses and Hermaphrodites: Metamorphoses in The Taming of the Shrew Jeanne Addison Roberts  The Good Marriage of Katherine and Petruchio David Daniell  Shrewd and Kindly Farce Peter Saccio  Refashioning the Shrew Valerie Wayne  The Ending of the Shrew Margie Bunrs  Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Karen Newman  "Love Wrought These Miracles": Marriage and Genre in The Taming of the Shrew Margaret Lael Miksell  Scolding Brides and Briding Scolds: Taming the Woman's Unruly Member Lynda E. Boose  The Shakespeare Editor as Shrew-Tamer Leah Marcus  The Taming of the Shrew: Women, Acting, and Power Juliet Dusinberre  The performance of Things in The Taming of the Shrew Lean Cowen Olin  Framing the Taming: Metatheatrical Awareness of Female Impersonation in The Taming of the Shrew Michael Shapiro  Cultural Control in The Taming of the Shrew Laurie E. Maguire  What's That to You?" or, Facing Facts: Anti-Paternalist Chords and Social Discords in The Taming of the Shrew Thomas Moisan  Hosehold Kates: Domesticating Commodities in The Taming of the Shrew Natasha Korda  Civilizing Subordination: Domestic Violence and The Taming of the Shrew Emily A. Detmer  The Taming of the Shrew on Stage, in Film, and on Television  From Shakespeare on the Stage William Winter  "An Unholy Alliance": William Poel, Martin Harvey and The Taming of the Shrew Jan Macdonald  The Taming of the Shrew, Presented by Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival at the Stephen Foster Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 30 June-16 July 1994 Patty S. Derrick  The Performance of Feminism in The Taming of the Shrew Margaret Loftus Ranald  Review of Gale Edwards' Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company Evening Standard, 24 April 1995 Nicholas de Jongh  Petruchio's House in Postwar Suburbia: Reinventing the Domestic Woman (Again) Ann C. Christensen  Katherina Bound, or Play(k)ating the Strictures of Everyday Life Barbara Hodgdon

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