Taming of the Shrew: The State of Play, The

Dr Jennifer Flaherty, Professor Heather C. Easterling

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 25th Mar '21


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The Taming of the Shrew has puzzled, entertained and angered audiences, and it has been reinvented many times throughout its controversial history. Offering a focused overview of key emerging ideas and discourses surrounding Shakespeare’s problematic comedy, the volume reveals and debates how contemporary readings and adaptions of the play have sought to reconsider and resolve the play’s contentious portrayal of gender, power and identity. Each chapter has been carefully selected for its originality and relevance to the needs of students, teachers and researchers. Key themes and issues include: * Gender and Power * History and Early Modern Contexts * Performance and Politics * Adaptation and Afterlife All the essays offer new perspectives and combine to give readers an up-to-date understanding of what’s exciting and challenging about The Taming of the Shrew.

Additional information

Weight 0.395 kg
Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 272