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The Taming of the Shrew (Paperback)

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The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous comedies written by the incomparable English playwright William Shakespeare. For readers not familiar with this play, the main plot circulates around the delicate act of courtship and the stubborn tenacity of some potential matches on their way to find happiness. The play focuses in on the confident and strong willed Katherina and the attempts of her suitors to "tame" her or rather, to change her into an obedient bride. Petruchio is your typical "mans man" - over confident and egotistical - and he is convinced that he has the ability to change Katherina from a headstrong and independent woman into a compliant wife. While Katherina attempts to avoid his shenanigans, Petruchio utilizes a series of psychological games to manipulate her and achieve his goal. Surrounding this comedic course of events, the reader also gets to see Katherina's younger sister's experiences with suitors and the hilarity that ensues. While entertaining at times, this play has also been criticized for its misogynistic themes especially by more modern audiences. This controversy, while important to identify and understand, has not stopped the play from being performed or from being adapted into a musical, and multiple films. The Taming of the Shrew is an exciting look at personal relationships and the lengths we go to find love as written by William Shakespeare. This is an entertaining play for readers interested in drama, the theater, and play writing in its finest form. This also is an interesting book for historians fascinated by relationships during the sixteenth century and those engrossed by William Shakespeare's life and works.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781976599033
ISBN-10: 1976599032
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 24th, 2017
Pages: 154
Language: English