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The Taming of the Shrew: Sit by My Side, and Let the World Slip: We Shall Ne'er Be Younger. (Paperback)

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"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break." The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the induction, in which a mischievous nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself. The nobleman then has the play performed for Sly's diversion. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship; however, Petruchio "tames" her with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a desirable, compliant, and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's younger sister, Bianca, who is seen as the "ideal" woman. The question of whether the play is misogynistic or not has become the subject of considerable controversy, particularly among modern scholars, audiences, and readers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781726243452
ISBN-10: 1726243451
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 8th, 2018
Pages: 72
Language: English