The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew was written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1592.
The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. The book's synopsis reads as follows:
"Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The paly offers us some strikingly different models of the process of attracting and choosing a mate and then coming to terms with the mate one has chosen. Some of these models may still seem attractive to us, some not. Lucentio's courtship of and marriage to Bianca are prompted by his idealized love of an apparently ideal woman. When she first appears, Bianca is silent and perfectly obedient to her father. Lucentio then speaks of her as if she were a goddess come to earth. Because her father denies all men the opportunity openly to court Bianca, Lucentio spontaneously throws off his social status as a gentleman in order to disguise himself as a lowly tutor, the only kind of man that Bianca's father, Baptista, will let near her. All that matters to Lucentio is winning Bianca's heart. To marry her - even in secret and in shared defiance of her father - is surely, he believes, to be happy."
The Taming of the Shrew has been adapted for stage, screen opera, ballet and musical theater.
The Taming of the Shrew is recommended by Lion Stationers and can be purchased from the following vendors:
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