The Taming of the Shrew
From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to The Taming of the Shrew by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear and authoritative... show more
From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes THIS EDITION INCLUDES: * An illuminating introduction to The Taming of the Shrew by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page * A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of The Taming of the Shrew in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actress - Gregory Doran, Phyllida Lloyd and Michelle Gomez -- so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1998
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Read For School
In high school Brad and I did a scene for the school, and then I read all the plays for my two Shakespeare classes at UNCG, and now I've reread it to keep Veronica company. As written there is only one amusing scene; takes some keen acting and directing to pull the rest of it off. Ten Things I Hate ...
The Taming of the Shrew has to be one of the most difficult of Shakespeare’s plays for a modern woman to appreciate. I don’t know about you, but I found it difficult to watch an independent young woman being “tamed” into a Stepford wife. I went to the cinema to see a version filmed at Stratford, ...
There was a reason why I chose not to post that many updates with this play. Because they all would have included some F bombs. This play is super messed up and I cannot believe that anyone watches this and thinks, hey this is funny and so romantic. It is not. Well something nice first. I am very ha...
3.5 Loved it, hated it simultaneously!
Ok. I didn't like the way women were portrayed in this play!I think the rudeness of Katherine The Shrew is not her fault at all! It's the fault of her father that she turned out a shrew in the first place! He treated her sister Bianca better than he treated her, and then she, poor Katherine, is port...