From Farce to Metadrama: A Stage History of The Taming of the Shrew, 1594-1983

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Greenwood Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
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The only complete history of this popular Shakespearean play, Haring-Smith's comprehensive study examines chronologically the development of the play's staging. It also reflects historical variations in stage practice and shifting cultural notions about marriage. She concludes with a handlist of all productions of the play and its adaptations in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, New York, and major Shakespeare festivals. The book also includes photographs of productions and a bibliography.

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Contents

The Early Stage History of The Taming of the Shrew 1594 1800
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The Persistence of Catharine and Petruchio
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Shakespeare Restored
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Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Tori Haring-Smith has been a director, dramaturg, and translator for more than twenty years in academic and professional theatres. She has served as dramaturg for Trinity Repertory Company; artistic director for the Wallace Theatre in Cairo, Egypt; coordinated the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award; and is now Vice President for Educational Affairs at Willamette University.

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