The Taming of the Shrew (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Updated edition, 2003-05-01
EAN 9780521532495, ISBN10: 0521532493
Paperback, 212 pages, 22.8 x 22.8 x 15.2 cm
One of Shakespeare's most popular yet controversial plays, this edition of The Taming of the Shrew considers its reception in the light of the hostility and embarrassment it often arouses, taking account of both scholarly defences and modern feminist criticism of the play. For this updated edition Ann Thompson has added new sections to the Introduction which describe the 'deeply problematic' nature of debates about the play and its reception since the 1980s. She discusses recent editions and textual, performance and critical studies.
'Thompson ... makes admirable use of the play's stage history to show that its depiction of the woman-tamer has always disturbed people ... hers remains the introductory essay I would most want my students to read.' English