The Taming of the Shrew
The story of Katherina and her marriage to Petruchio has been popular in the theatre for four centuries, but the joke of taming an unruly woman has become increasingly controversial. This edition examines how theatre directors and performers have explored the complexities of Katherina's story and that of Christopher Sly, the poor man whose story frames hers. The edition surveys a variety of productions in the English-speaking world. It informs readers about precise details of the stage action and in the context of contemporary theatrical, societal and political conditions.
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