The Taming of The Shrew: Third Series - The Arden Shakespeare Third Series (Paperback)
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The Taming of The Shrew: Third Series - The Arden Shakespeare Third Series (Paperback)

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Published: 26/04/2010
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The Taming of the Shrew is unique among Shakespeare's plays and is a perennial and compelling success in the theatre. Its reception is marked, however, by ongoing polarized debate over the meaning and worth of the play. This edition disengages Shakespeare's exuberant and disturbing marital farce from the tangled history of its reception. It views the two sixteenth-century Shrew plays as textually independent but theatrically interdependent and so includes the full text of The Taming of A Shrew in an appendix. While the Introduction and Commentary focus on the critical and theatrical debate surrounding the play, the original and comprehensive editing of the playtext makes available a 'different' Shrew, more open to the reader's interpretation than is usually the case. Barbara Hodgdon is a distinguished feminist scholar whose reading of the play offers a stimulating array of ideas and questions about this enduringly popular yet challenging comedy.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781903436936
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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'a spry, supple introduction to the play...Hodgson's performance history is particularly impressive: closely aligned to the breadth of critical readings, but suggesting the comedy's challenges and even, its charms.' - Plays International (February 2011)

'Barbara Hodgdon is a distinguished feminist scholar whose reading of the play offers a stimulating array of ideas and questions about this enduringly popular yet challenging comedy.' - Sardines Magazine (Autumn 2010)

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