The Taming of the Shrew
The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This is the third New Cambridge edition of The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial plays. Ann Thompson considers its reception in the light of the hostility and embarrassment that the play often arouses, taking account of both scholarly defences and modern feminist criticism. For this version the editor pays lively attention to the problematic nature of debates about the play and its reception in the twenty-first century. She discusses recent editions and textual, performance and critical studies.
- Electronic book text
- 24 Jun 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Updated edition
- 8 b/w illus.
Table of contents
Introduction, with new section on recent stage and critical interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes: Passages from A Shrew; The staging of Induction 2; Music in the play; Reading list.
'Thompson ... makes admirable use of the play's stage history to show that its depiction of the woman-tamer has always disturbed people ... hers remains the introductory essay I would most want my students to read.' English ' ... a radically fresh and challenging view of the play.' The Times Higher Education Supplement