The Taming of the Shrew

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Plain Label Books, Jul 30, 2008 - Drama - 160 pages
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Can a man tame an ill-tempered woman? Petruchio thinks he is up to the task in The Taming of the Shrew. William Shakespeare (1564 ż 1616) is the most influential writer in English history. Shakespeare has been called The Barb of Avon and Englandżs national poet. There are 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets and 38 plays in his collected works. He began work as an actor and writer in London first writing comedies and historic plays. He later wrote tragedies. Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth and Othello are some of his more famous plays. The Taming of the Shrew was an early comedy. The play begins with a drunken man who is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman. He then watches this play in which the noble Petruchio married an outspoken ill-tempered woman. Katherine is eventually tamed to the will be Petruchio. The play has been adapted into opera, stage plays and screen plays. Cole Porterżs play Kiss Me Kate is one instance
  

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Review: The Taming of the Shrew

User Review  - Tori Stuckey - Goodreads

Ay, ay, ay! Thank heavens for sparknotes. After each scene, I read the sparknotes to make sure that I was comprehending correctly. I don't see any more Shakespeare in my near future. I gave it two ... Read full review

Review: The Taming of the Shrew

User Review  - Laini - Goodreads

It's been years and years since I read a Shakespeare play, last time would probably have been for a course I did in college. However I have been very slowly building up my collection of them and keep ... Read full review

Contents

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36
III
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IV
81
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104
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140
VIII
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Page 179 - Such duty as the subject owes the prince Even such a woman oweth to her husband...
Page 23 - s be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray ; Or so devote to Aristotle's checks, As Ovid be an outcast quite abjur'd : Balk" logic with acquaintance that you have, And practise rhetoric in your common talk : Music and poesy use to quicken you ; The mathematics, and the metaphysics, Fall to them, as you find your stomach serves you: No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en ; In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
Page 139 - tis the mind that makes the body rich ; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit. Whatf is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful ? Or- is the adder better than the eel, Because his painted skin contents the eye ? O, no, good Kate ; neither art thou the worse For this poor furniture, and mean array.

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We're pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome.

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