The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Essays

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Dana E. Aspinall
Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 387 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

Critical Appraisals
39
Metamorphoses
58
The Good Marriage of Katherine and Petruchio
71
The Ending of The Shrew
84
Women Acting and Power
168
The Performance of Things in The Taming of the Shrew
187
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