The Taming of the Shrew

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 174 pages
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In one of Shakespeare's bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharina's legendary temper and win her dowry.

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A comedy and drama about strained marital relations get Yale's red-carpet treatment. Each volume contains an essay by Harold Bloom and other extras. Read full review

Contents

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ix
INTRODUCTION
xix
SOME ESSENTIALS OF THE SHAKESPEAREAN STAGE
xxxv
The Taming of the Shrew
1
AN ESSAY BY HAROLD BLOOM
155
FURTHER READING
165
FINDING LIST
171
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Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, Cligès, Lancelot, Perceval, Erec and Enide, and Yvain, all published by Yale University Press. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University, is the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

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