The Taming of the Shrew

Key Passages:

III, II, 241ff (“They Shall Go Forward, Kate . . .”)

IV, 1, 186ff (“Thus have I politicly begun my reign

V, 2, 158 to end (“Fie, fie”) Kate’s Obedience Speech.


Themes:

Shakespeare’s Women

Gender Politics

Power and the Illusion of Power

Equality of the Sexes


Additional Reading:

Selections from Rousseau’s Emile


Performances:

AST

Franco Zefirrelli (1967) (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton) 

 

 

 

© Hank Edmondson 2012