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The Taming of the Shrew


William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew" (The Arden Shakespeare), 2nd Edition
Edited by Brian Morris
Arden Shakespeare | 2nd Edition | 1981 | ISBN: 1903436109 | 330 pages | siPDF | 5.7 MB

Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men—the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio—and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine—against her will—and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

From the Back Cover
The Arden Shakespeare is the definitive edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.

This edition of The Taming of the Shrew provides:
  • A clear and authoritative text
  • Detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text.
  • A full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play
  • Appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts
Offering a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary. The Arden Shakespeare is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find.

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Arden Shakespeare is the most academically rigorous Shakespeare series in print, and the best-known English literature brand worldwide. In 1995 the Third Series of The Arden Shakespeare was launched. Now published under the imprint Arden Shakespeare, under the General Editorship of Richard Proudfoot, Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan and Henry Woudhuysen, the Arden Shakespeare Third Series is nearing completion. Each new volume supersedes the corresponding Second Series text, being meticulously edited from the original sources by a contemporary scholar.


Abbreviations and References
 Textual Commentaries
 Other Works
 The text
  The Copy
 The Shrew and A Shrew
 The date
 Authorship and sources
 The play
  Its Afterlife
   Love and marriage

The Taming Of The Shrew

Appendix I Evidence to establish the relationship of The Shrew and A Shrew, from Samuel Hickson
Appendix II The Sly scenes in A Shrew
Appendix III A source and analogues

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