By David Wootton, Graham Holderness

ISBN-10: 0230240925

ISBN-13: 9780230240926

Together with essays by a variety of best students, this can be the first collection to deal with the old interrelationships of a number of the dramatic types of the preferred Taming of the Shrew written and played within the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, those performs as a longer cultural discussion.

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The wife’s behaviour runs the gamut of shrewishness: from railing, scolding, domineering, lying late in bed, gossiping, drinking in taverns, to physical abuse of her husband. When he returns late from a day’s hard work ‘in dust and mire’ she first greets him with harsh words, then ‘shee takes up a cudgel’s end, and breaks my head full sore’. 1057/9780230277489 - Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500-1700, Edited by David Wootton and Graham Holderness Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500 –1700 But swears she’le have her will.

Maxwell, Baldwin, ‘The Woman’s Prize, or the Tamer Tamed’, Modern Philology, 32 (1935): 353–63. Parry, Graham, The Golden Age Restored: The Culture of the Stuart Court, 1603–42 (Manchester, 1981). Sams, Eric, ‘The Timing of the Shrews’, Notes and Queries, 32 (1985): 33–45. Sharpe, Kevin, Criticism and Compliment: The Politics of Literature in the England of Charles I (Cambridge, 1987). Shepard, Alexandra, Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2003). Turner, James Grantham, Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630–1685 (Cambridge, 2002).

Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (London, 1994), 48–80. Martin Ingram, ‘Scolding Women Cucked or Washed’. Clive Holmes, ‘Women: Witnesses and Witches’, Past and Present, 140 (1993): 45–78. We have used William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, ed. , Cambridge, 2003). On Bianca, and the ways in which – particularly in the original text – her mode of action demonstrates the effectiveness of a different conception of gender relations from her sister’s (both before and after the taming), see the article by Margaret Maurer and Barry Gaines, below Chapter 6.

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