Shakespeare's Dramatic Challenge: On the Rise of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Literary Collections - 181 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

Foreword
13
On Poetic Acting
47
Transition
61
The Famous Tragedies
75
Timon of Athens
113
The Last Phase
147
GranvilleBarker and Beerbohm Tree
167
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