The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260797
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most famous and controversial of Shakespeare's comedies. The central relationship, in which Petruchio boisterously 'tames' a rebellious Kate, has often appeared problematic. In the theatre, it has been treated in a diversity of ways, so that Kate's apparent capitulation varies between the ironic and the sincere. Feminists have been divided in their responses.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Martin Powell,William Shakespeare,Eva Cabrera,Jorge González
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1434225631
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 76
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A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's play about two young lovers in Verona, whose families are enemies.

Four Great Comedies

The Taming of the Shrew, a Midsummer Night's Dream. Twelfth Night, the Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780808508816
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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A collection of classic Shakespeare plays, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," and "The Taming of the Shrew"

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225570
Category: Dramatists, English
Page: 1280
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the tragedies of "Hamlet," "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth" as well as history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It." This volume presents his plays in the chronological order in which they were written.

Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers

Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114007
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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Twelve of the Bard's most famous plays, delightfully adapted for young readers: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, and eight others.


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political obligation
Page: 566
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The Taming of the Shrew: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren,Frances Gray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781447982272
Page: 112
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This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781853268106
Category: Drama
Page: 1263
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness.

The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026804929
Category: Drama
Page: 852
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Taming of the Shrew (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. It was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who has come to "wive it wealthily in Padua," and who is convinced by Bianca's suitors to woo Katherina. The play ultimately poses the question of who is the bigger shrew: Kate or Petruchio. The subplot involves the subterfuge employed by Lucentio to woo the lovely Bianca. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602067791
Category: Poetry
Page: 296
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He is the greatest writer in the English language-perhaps in any language-and here, in one compact volume is all the verse even many of those familiar with his plays have never read. In 1593 and 1594, while English theaters were closed in response to the plague, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) turned from drama to narrative poems, and published the dyad "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece," erotic meditations on lust and sexual power. Standing powerfully in opposition to each other, they also differ wildly from Shakespeare's romantic sonnets-all 154 of them are here. Also in this hard-to-find collection are the Bard's lesser known poems: "A Lover's Complaint," "The Passionate Pilgrim," "Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music," and "The Phoenix and the Turtle." Rounding out the collection are poems from his plays, featuring beloved excerpts from The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and others. Not an academic work, this lovely volume lets Shakespeare's words stand on their own, resounding-as ever they do-with their own unique power and beauty.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Rex Gibson,Anthony Partington,Vicki Wienand,Richard Andrews,Richard Spencer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107619890
Category: Drama
Page: 216
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An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Much Ado about Nothing' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado about Nothing' from around the world.

Brightest Heaven of Invention

A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767234
Category: Drama
Page: 286
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Presents an analysis of six Shakespeare plays, including "Henry V," "Macbeth," and "Much Ado about Nothing."

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261756
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Studies in Classic American Literature

Author: D. H. Lawrence,Ezra Greenspan,Lindeth Vasey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521550161
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 632
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Landmark volume of D. H. Lawrence's writings on American literature including major essays on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville and Whitman.

The Merchant of Venice

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436818
Category: Drama
Page: 460
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A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.