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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Title The taming of the shrew : texts and contexts / [edited by] Frances E. Dolan.

Publication Info. Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  828 S527BETA    Check Shelf
Description xv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-334) and index.
Contents Introduction: Texts and contexts -- Induction -- Shrews and shrew taming -- Authority and violence in a household: Husbands and wives; masters, mistresses, and servants -- "Feme convert": Katharine's silences -- Achieving the marital ideal: Sun and moon -- Endings and alternatives -- Part one: William Shakespeare, the taming of the shrew -- Part two: Early modern debates -- Alternative endings -- Marriage: An ideal and its contradictions -- "Feme covert": Married women's legal status -- Household: Authority and violence -- Household -- Women's work: Gender and the division of labor -- Wife beating -- Servant beating -- Shrews, taming,and untamed shrews: Shrews and shrew taming -- Analogues to shrew taming -- Untamed shrews -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This teaching edition of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew reprints the Bevington edition of the play, and is accompanied by four sets of primary documents and illustrations the magically arranged to offer a richly textured understanding of early modern culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture. The texts include facsimiles of period documents, excerpts of conduct literature on marriage and on wife and servant beating, sermons, popular ballads, literary works offering alternative endings to Shakespeare's play, and documents on women's legal status. The primary documents contextualize the plays treatment of assertive women, marital conflict, and domestic disorder and violence.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Married people -- Drama.
Sex role -- Drama.
Padua (Italy) -- Drama.
Indexed Term English drama.
Genre/Form Comedies.
Added Author Dolan, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1960-
ISBN 0312158580 hardcover
9780312158583 hardcover
0312108362 paperback
9780312108366 paperback
0333657098 paperback
9780333657096 paperback
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