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The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)

A Comparative Study of Oral and Literary Versions, 1st Edition

By Jan Harold Brunvand


272 pages

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William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the Shrew. This book is ideal for students of literature, drama, and theatre studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction to this edition; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Summary of the Combinations of Narrative Elements in the Versions 3. Type 901: Historic-Geographic Study 4. Type 901: The Northern-European Elaborated Subtype and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew 5. Type 901: "That’s Once," the American Subtype6. Type 1370 and the Combination 1370 and 901 7. Other Tales in the Complex 8. Summary of Conclusions; Appendix

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling