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Psychology Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 510 pages
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
 

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Contents

ABBREVIATIONS CUE TITLES ETC
xix
BOOK ONE Openair Entertainments of the Middle Ages
1
THE TOURNAMENT
13
PAGEANT THEATRES OF THE STREETS
51
MIRACLE PLAYS
112
BOOK TWO Indoor Entertainments of the Middle Ages
177
MUMMINGS AND DISGUISINGS
191
MORALS AND INTERLUDES
229
PLAYERS AND COMMERCE
257
AUDIENCES AND CRITICS 807
307
APPENDICES 923
360
NOTES TO ILLUSTRATIONS
391
LIST OF MANUSCRIPTS
401
INDEX
414
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