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The Taming of the Shrew (original 1623; 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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Part of Saddleback’s Illustrated Classics series. A simplified and condensed retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew as a graphic novel. The illustrations are done primarily in jewel tones and depict clothing and scenery appropriate to the play’s context. Footnotes define words or concepts likely to be unfamiliar to readers. Act and scene breaks from the play are not included in the novel, so it is not easy to relate the story to the original text of Shakespeare’s play, which may be important to some educators. Blue boxes provide setting information while the characters’ words are in yellow boxes making it easy to distinguish between the two. Pictures and names of the main characters are included at the beginning of the novel, but even with this guidance and the visual clues provided in the illustrations it may be difficult for readers to keep track of the various characters and their motivations. A more complete list of characters including a description of their role in the story would have been helpful. In combination with instruction, this could still be an important tool for introducing The Taming of the Shrew to hi-lo readers, particularly in communicating the inherent comedy of the play. Recommended. Ages 11 & up. ( )
  alovett | Oct 16, 2014 |
I had to give it a second star because some of the jokes were funny but really, this is just horrible. I'm not saying it should never be performed because it's a part of our cultural heritage and significant for influencing a lot of later works but I really think it's unsuitable for casual performance, for entertainment of general audiences. I saw it performed at a summer park show and Petruccio's player kept stopping to apologize out of character because the audience was booing him so loudly. ( )
  jhudsui | Aug 10, 2014 |
This is honestly mu favorite work by Shakespeare. I love the humor within it. I have read this for classes I have performed Katherine's final Monologue. I know people find that this plays has become a past idea of thinking of how women should behave since we are in a modern day world that that works for men and women to be equal without bowing down. However, at the time this play was written, that was not yet the thinking.
No matter what, this is and always will be a favorite of mine. ( )
  Ashleigh_Autumn | Jul 3, 2014 |
I am both Bianca and Grumio.
  GrytaJME | May 27, 2014 |
Hilarious. Great word play. Okay, the plot is not up to modern tastes, but one needs to read Shakespeare with the mindset of an Elizabethean...
  KirkLowery | Mar 4, 2014 |
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William Shakespeareprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergin, Thomas G.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bergin, Thomas GoddardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bevington, David M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gollancz, IsrealPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, George BEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heilman, Robert BechtoldEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hodgdon, BarbaraEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jervis, Gerald C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oliver, Harold JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Papp, JosephForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I'll pheeze you, in faith.
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No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en;

In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
To suck the sweets of sweet philosophy.
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This is the story of two young women, one sweet and gentle, the other a shrew. One marries for love, the other for money. Who is happier? The answer may surprise you!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074347757X, Mass Market Paperback)

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Each edition includes:

• 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

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• 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

Essay by Karen Newman

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

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