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Taming of the Shrew

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Definition Early Shakespeare comedy about a man who bets he can "tame" his wife; controversial for accepting male chauvinism (c. 1593)
  • In my last year at Ditchley Nora played Katherina in the school production of The Taming of the Shrew and urged me to try out for the part of Bianca.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • All were involved with some version of The Taming of the Shrew, by that former glover's apprentice from Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I decided to do one of Kate's soliloquies from The Taming of the Shrew (I've loved that play ever since I saw the old movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton).
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Shakespeare has made use of a similar trick in Taming of the Shrew, where Christopher Sly is put to bed drunk in the lord's room and on awaking is treated as a lord.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Unwed, unfancied, ware of wiles, they fingerponder nightly each his variorum edition of The Taming of the Shrew.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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