The taming of the shrew

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A rough-and-tumble farce centered around a lively battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew brims with action and bawdy humor. The unconventional romance between a lusty fortune-hunter and a bitter shrew unfolds to the accompaniment of witty, fast-paced dialogue and physical humor in this excellent introduction to Shakespearean comedy. The freebooter Petruchio arrives in Padua to hear of Katharina, a beautiful heiress whose waspish rants and caustic personality have repelled all attempts at courtship. Professing to admire a woman of spirit, Petruchio immediately sets about his wooing. The initial encounter between "Kate" and her wily suitor is spiked with impassioned exchanges of blows as well as jests. After a madcap wedding ceremony, the still-protesting Kate is whisked away to be "killed with kindness" and reborn as a loving wife. One of the Bard's earliest and most popular plays, The Taming of the Shrew is rife with subplots involving his customary devices of disguise and mistaken identity. The vivid language, studded with elaborate puns, is an engaging complement to the play's slapstick humor. Reprinted complete and unabridged in this inexpensive edition, The Taming of the Shrew will delight any reader with its wonderful wordplay and rollicking good spirits.
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display_description A rough-and-tumble farce centered around a lively battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew brims with action and bawdy humor. The unconventional romance between a lusty fortune-hunter and a bitter shrew unfolds to the accompaniment of witty, fast-paced dialogue and physical humor in this excellent introduction to Shakespearean comedy. The freebooter Petruchio arrives in Padua to hear of Katharina, a beautiful heiress whose waspish rants and caustic personality have repelled all attempts at courtship. Professing to admire a woman of spirit, Petruchio immediately sets about his wooing. The initial encounter between "Kate" and her wily suitor is spiked with impassioned exchanges of blows as well as jests. After a madcap wedding ceremony, the still-protesting Kate is whisked away to be "killed with kindness" and reborn as a loving wife. One of the Bard's earliest and most popular plays, The Taming of the Shrew is rife with subplots involving his customary devices of disguise and mistaken identity. The vivid language, studded with elaborate puns, is an engaging complement to the play's slapstick humor. Reprinted complete and unabridged in this inexpensive edition, The Taming of the Shrew will delight any reader with its wonderful wordplay and rollicking good spirits.
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series Dover thrift study edition, New Folger Library Shakespeare, Oxford world's classics, Pelican Shakespeare, Saddleback's illustrated classics
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Children's plays, English, Comedies, Comedy plays, DRAMA / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, English Literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Criticism and interpretation, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Juvenile drama, Married people -- Drama, Married people -- Fiction, Married people -- Juvenile drama, Padua (Italy) -- Drama, Padua (Italy) -- Fiction, Padua (Italy) -- Juvenile drama, Sex role -- Drama, Sex role -- Juvenile drama, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Taming of the shrew, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Taming of the shrew -- Adaptations -- Juvenile sound recordings, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Taming of the shrew -- History and criticism
title_display The taming of the shrew
title_full Taming of the shrew [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew [eBook] Shakespeare, William, The Taming of the shrew [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The taming of the shrew / William Shakespeare ; edited by H.J. Oliver, The taming of the shrew / William Shakespeare ; edited by Stephen Orgel, The taming of the shrew / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A Mowat and Paul Werstine, The taming of the shrew [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The taming of the shrew [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short The taming of the shrew
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Children's plays, English, Criticism and interpretation, Drama, Electronic books, English Literature, History and criticism, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Married people, Sex role, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William