The Taming of the Shrew (Pelican Shakespeare)

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Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Romanian thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare was edited for three audiences. The first includes Romanian-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL? or TOEIC? preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Romanian speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Romanian in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement? (AP?) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Romanian Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Romanian or English.
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Lord. Christopher Sly, aT inker, IP ersons in the Hostess, Page, Players, Runts I nduction, men, andS ervants, JBAPTISTA, a rich Gentleman of Padua. Vincentio, an old Gentleman of Pisa. Lucentio, Son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca. Petruchio, aG entleman of Verona, a suitor to Katharina. Sl%io}S uitorstoB ianca BwnN dello,S ervants to Lucentio. Curtis0 yS ervants toP etruchio. A Pedant. KANH cl INA thC ShreW D9M ers to BapU sta. Widow. .T ailor, Haberdasher, andS ervants attending on Baptista and Petruchio. SCENE. Sometimes in Padua, and sometimes in Petruchid sH ouse in the Country. INDUCTION. Scene I. Before an Alehouse on aH eath. Enter Hostess andS ly. Sly. 111 pheeze you, in faith. Host. About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.

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One of the most controversial and problematic of all of Shakespeare's plays, The Taming of the Shrew is a typical Elizabethan domestic comedy written around 1592. Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, arrives in Padua and announces to his friends that "I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; / If wealthily, then happily in Padua". He soon finds that a group of men keen to marry Bianca, the younger daughter of rich old Baptista, are frustrated by her elder, "shrewish" sister, Katherine. There is much subsequent hilarity as Bianca's suitors make a bet with Petruchio that he cannot "tame" and marry Katherine. Despite Katherine's protestations, Petruchio goes ahead with the match, using deliberately unorthodox behaviour to confuse Katherine (including a scene where he starves her), claiming that "this is the way to kill a wife with kindness". The play culminates with a scene of Katherine's apparently spontaneous subjection to her husband's will, where she places her hand beneath her husband's foot, and tells the other wives present that "thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper". The play's gratuitous scenes of women being abused and vilified in the name of "comedy" has made many directors and critics very uncomfortable with the play, and many feminist critics have condemned contemporary productions of the play as reproducing certain 16th-century stereotypes concerning women who speak out against male authority. -- Jerry Brotton

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Shakespeare, William
Published by Penguin Classics (1964)
ISBN 10: 0140714251 ISBN 13: 9780140714258
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