The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Shakespeare Library)

The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


Love and marriage are the troubles of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is caused via his idealized love of an it sounds as if perfect girl. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, despite the fact that, is freed from idealism. Petruchio takes funds from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, when you consider that Katherine needs to marry prior to her sister through her father’s decree; he additionally arranges the dowry along with her father. Petruchio is then able to marry Katherine, even opposed to her will.

Katherine, the shrew of the play’s identify, definitely acts a lot replaced. yet have she and Petruchio discovered to like one another? Or is the wedding in response to terror and deception?

The authoritative variation of The Taming of the Shrew from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and time-honored Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases

-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Karen Newman

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