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 caused via his idealized love of an it seems that perfect girl. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, even if, is freed from idealism. Petruchio takes funds from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, on account that Katherine needs to marry prior to her sister by way of 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 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 conventional Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest 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 well-known strains and phrases

-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest point of view at the play

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

-An up to date annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay via Karen Newman

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