The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Shakespeare Library)

The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


Love and marriage are the worries of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is triggered by way of his idealized love of an it sounds as if excellent girl. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, even if, is freed from idealism. Petruchio takes cash from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, due to the fact Katherine needs to marry prior to her sister through her father’s decree; he additionally arranges the dowry together with her father. Petruchio is then able to marry Katherine, even opposed to her will.

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

The authoritative variation of The Taming of the Shrew from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and prevalent Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

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

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

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known traces and phrases

-An creation to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student delivering a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s titanic holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Karen Newman

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