This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Table of Contents
A Critical History of The Taming of the Shrew The Play and Its Critics Dana Aspinall The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Appraisals from His Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew (1928) Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch The taming of the Shrew: A Social Comedy George R. Hibbard The Taming Untamed, or, the Return of the Shrew Robert B. Heilman Comic Structure and the Humanizing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew John C. bean Horses and Hermaphrodites: Metamorphoses in The Taming of the Shrew Jeanne Addison Roberts The Good Marriage of Katherine and Petruchio David Daniell Shrewd and Kindly Farce Peter Saccio Refashioning the Shrew Valerie Wayne The Ending of the Shrew Margie Bunrs Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Karen Newman "Love Wrought These Miracles": Marriage and Genre in The Taming of the Shrew Margaret Lael Miksell Scolding Brides and Briding Scolds: Taming the Woman's Unruly Member Lynda E. Boose The Shakespeare Editor as Shrew-Tamer Leah Marcus The Taming of the Shrew: Women, Acting, and Power Juliet Dusinberre The performance of Things in The Taming of the Shrew Lean Cowen Olin Framing the Taming: Metatheatrical Awareness of Female Impersonation in The Taming of the Shrew Michael Shapiro Cultural Control in The Taming of the Shrew Laurie E. Maguire What's That to You?" or, Facing Facts: Anti-Paternalist Chords and Social Discords in The Taming of the Shrew Thomas Moisan Hosehold Kates: Domesticating Commodities in The Taming of the Shrew Natasha Korda Civilizing Subordination: Domestic Violence and The Taming of the Shrew Emily A. Detmer The Taming of the Shrew on Stage, in Film, and on Television From Shakespeare on the Stage William Winter "An Unholy Alliance": William Poel, Martin Harvey and The Taming of the Shrew Jan Macdonald The Taming of the Shrew, Presented by Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival at the Stephen Foster Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 30 June-16 July 1994 Patty S. Derrick The Performance of Feminism in The Taming of the Shrew Margaret Loftus Ranald Review of Gale Edwards' Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company Evening Standard, 24 April 1995 Nicholas de Jongh Petruchio's House in Postwar Suburbia: Reinventing the Domestic Woman (Again) Ann C. Christensen Katherina Bound, or Play(k)ating the Strictures of Everyday Life Barbara Hodgdon