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The Taming of the Shrew By Eric Rasmussen

The Taming of the Shrew by Eric Rasmussen

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Summary

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes.

The Taming of the Shrew Summary

The Taming of the Shrew by Eric Rasmussen

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's controversial comedy of the war between the sexes. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of The Taming of the Shrew in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actress - Gregory Doran, Phyllida Lloyd and Michelle Gomez - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

The Taming of the Shrew Reviews

'A triumphant addition to our times.' - Fiona Shaw, The Times

About Eric Rasmussen

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- The Taming of the Shrew.- Textual Notes.- Additional Sly Scenes and Kate's Submission Speech from The Taming of a Shrew (1594).- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- The Taming of the Shrew in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of The Shrew: An Overview.- At the RSC.- The Director's Cut: interviews with Gregory Doran and Phyllida Lloyd.- Playing Kate: An Interview with Michelle Gomez.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.

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GOR005723019
9780230272071
023027207X
The Taming of the Shrew by Eric Rasmussen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2010-08-02
200
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