The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

by Ken Roy and William Shakespeare

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/05/2005

  $48.95
This edition from The Folger Shakespeare Library combines the best possible version of "The Taming of the Shrew" with wonderful illustrations and ancillary material.
Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew" is the tale of two young men--the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio--and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherina, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherina--against her will--and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.
The Folger Library is the nation's best, most navigable and most respected resource for Shakespeare scholarship and teaching. The side-by-side format is favored by both students and teachers making it a truly unique edition, which has received high critical praise. Included in this edition are guides to the play's most famous lines, and Shakespearean phrases and language.
ISBN:
9780774714884
9780774714884
Category:
Language readers
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-05-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nelson Education Limited
Country of origin:
Canada
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x12.7mm
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

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