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The Taming of the Shrew (edition 2011)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:The Taming of the Shrew
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Simon & Brown (2011), Paperback, 148 pages
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The Roma Gill study guide is a great study guide for students and teachers alike. She can explain the ins and outs of the play that is relevant for students. The notes are clear and comprehensive and will help to create meaningful learning. ( )
  redstardude | May 13, 2016 |
I bet every older sister secretly likes this play. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
So, here's the thing. Back in the day, like when I was a silly fifteen-year-old girl, I was kind of obsessed with Shakespeare. We read Romeo & Juliet in my high school English class, and I thought it was just so amazing, so I asked my mom to buy me The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. And she did. (Thanks, mom.) Sure, I read a couple more of his plays, but then the book sat on a dusty shelf for years. Then it moved across the country with me, where it sat in a dusty box for years. I finally pulled it out again when my reading challenge stated I needed to read "something published over 100 years ago" and "a play." Two of Shakespeare's plays. How difficult could that be? I was so obsessed in high school!

It took weeks.

Weeks to read two plays.

I am so embarrassed, but I could not bring myself to care about either of the plays I read.

The worse of the two, I think, was The Taming of the Shrew. Now, everybody knows this story. It's what 10 Things I Hate About You is based off of! Everybody loves cute, sweet Bianca, but she can't get married until her evil older sister, Katharina, finds a husband. The thing is, Kate doesn't seem to want a husband. But she's married off anyway, to a man who basically starves her into submission, and then paraded around as a prime example of a good wife.

In addition to that, there were just way too many characters for me to keep track of -- Lucentio and Petruchio and Gremio and Grumio and WHY do all these characters have similar-sounding names?

I didn't want to assign any star ratings to Shakespeare, but for completeness I needed to.

Maybe there's a joke somewhere in here that I missed, but I didn't find this one entertaining at all. ( )
  Sara.Newhouse | Feb 11, 2016 |
If only this play had retained all of the comedic elements from its opening pages it might have left a better taste in my mouth than it did. Not one of the great playwright's better works, and not something I would 'willingly' read again, but mildly enjoyable nonetheless. ( )
  hickey92 | Jan 24, 2016 |
One of my favorite Shakespeare plays ( )
  oel_3 | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Baudissin, Wolf Heinrich GrafTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bergin, Thomas GoddardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bevington, David M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en;

In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
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• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

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• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

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