The Taming of the Shrew
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The Taming of the Shrew

By (author) William Shakespeare , Other adaptation by T. J. B. Spencer , Introduction by M. J. Kidnie , Revised by M. J. Kidnie , Other adaptation by Stanley W. Wells , Edited by G. R. Hibbard

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The beautiful but sharp-tongued Katherina has sworn, never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. But when she is pursued by the wily Petruchio, it seems that she has finally met her match. And as he meets her own caustic words with a feigned, capricious cruelty, Katherina quickly comes to understand the absurdity of her shrewish behaviour, in one of the greatest of all comic battles of the sexes.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • 01 Oct 2006
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • Further reading list
  • 0141015519
  • 9780141015514
  • 150,056

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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17 centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is the General Editor of the Penguin Shakespeare. He is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Margaret Jane Kidnie is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. She has written a critical guide to The Taming of the Shrew and is the editor of Ben Jonson: The Devil is an Ass and Other Plays.

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