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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew - 96 edition

Taming of the Shrew - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780312108366

ISBN10: 0312108362

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - ISBN 9780312108366
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Bedford Books
International: No
Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - ISBN 9780312108366

ISBN13: 9780312108366

ISBN10: 0312108362

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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In one of Shakespeare's most spirited comedies, Kate and Petruchio square off in a verbal test of caterwauling. Unabridged. .

The introduction "covers such matters as text, early printings, interpretation, and stage history, and each page of text {attempts to list} significant variants between the control text and other early editions and editorial emendations, and provides commentary on the text of the play. The text itself is . . . modernized according to the principles set out by Wells in Modernizing Shakespeare's Spelling (1979)." (Choice) Index.

Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. It also contains text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest most readable type. Special introduction by Robert B. Heilman, University of Washington.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Text and Contexts
The Induction
Shrews and Shrew Taming
Authority and Violence in the Household: Husbands and Wives; Masters, Mistresses, and Servants
The "Feme Convert": Katherine's Silences
Achieving the Marital Ideal: Sun and Moon
Endings and Alternatives

Part I: William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew (Edited by David Bevington)

Part II: Early Modern Debates

1. Alternative Endings

From The Taming of a Shrew
David Garrick, From Catharine and Petruchio

2. Marriage

An Ideal and Its Contradictions
A Homily of the State of Matrimony
Robert Snawsel, From A Looking Glass for Married Folks
The "Feme Covert": Married Women's Legal Status
T. E., From The Law's Resolutions of Women's Rights

3. The Household: Authority and Violence

The Household
John Dod and Robert Cleaver, From A Godly Form of Household Government
Women's Work: Gender and the Division of Labor
"A Woman's Work Is Never Done"
"The Woman to the Plow, And the Man to the Hen-Roost"
Wife Beating
William Whately, From A Bride-Bush
Of the Parts and Ends of a Man's Authority
William Gouge, From Of Domestical Duties: Eight Treatises
Of Husbands Beating Their Wives
Servant Beating
Thomas Becon, From A New Catechism Set Forth Dialogue-Wise in Familiar Talk Between the Father and the Son
Of the Office of Masters or Householders Toward Their Servants
William Gouge, From Of Domestical Duties: Eight Treatises
Of Masters' Maintaining Their Authority
Of Masters' Making Their Authority to Be Despised
Of Masters' Too Great Rigor
Of Masters' Commanding Power, Restrained to Things Lawful
Of the Power of Masters to Correct Their Servants
Of the Restraint of Masters' Power: That It Reacheth Not to Their Servants' Life
Of Masters' Excess in Correcting Servants
Of Masters' Ordering That Correction They Give to Their Servants

4. Shrews, Taming, and Untamed Shrews

Shrews and Shrew Taming
"The Cruel Shrew"
A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in Morel's Skin, for Her Good Behavior
"The Cucking of a Scold"
From The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy, of Punch and Judy
Analogues to Shrew-taming
George Turberville, From The Book of Falconry or Hawking
Simon Latham, From Latham's Falconry
Watching A Witch
Matthew Hopkins, From The Discovery of Witches
John Stearne, From A Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft
Thomas Ady, From A Candle in the Dark
Untamed Shrews
Thomas Harman, From A Caveat for Common Cursitors, Vulgarly Called Vagabonds
Thomas Heywood, From A Curtain Lecture