The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto
This is a new edition of an anonymous play that appears to be an alternative version of Shakespeare's popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Stephen Miller suggests that someone rewrote Shakespeare's more complicated version, making it shorter, simpler and different in some ways. The main difference between the two plays concerns the framing story of Christopher Sly, the drunk, who disappears early on in Shakespeare's version, but who has a much larger role in A Shrew. This edition provides a modernized text and extensive commentary.
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The issue of borrowing in A Shrew
Detailed comparison of A Shrew to The Shrew parallels
differences between the subplots
Textual history note on compositors date
Staging A Shrew Pemhrokes Men
the influence of A Shrew upon the stage history of The Shrew
List of characters
Scenebyscene comparison of A Shrew to The Shrew
Casting comparison of A Shrew to The Shrew and conjectural doubling chart
Note on the Du Bartas quotations in Scene
Crossreference to line numberings
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