The Crown of Life: Essays in Interpretation of Shakespeare's Final Plays

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Literary Collections - 336 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
The Writing of Pericles
32
an essay on
76
i Themes and Persons
129
ii The Vision of Jupiter
168
a study of
203
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