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By David Wootton, Graham Holderness

Together with essays by a diversity of major students, this is often the first collection to handle the old interrelationships of many of the dramatic models 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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It is even possible that these lines were only composed in the mid-century, and that Fletcher’s Restoration editor took an extant song used to attack the Rump regime as an effeminate regime and put it into his play. 32 Certainly there is evidence of one Restoration writer examining the play through the lens provided by the turmoil of the interregnum. Daileader and Taylor have pointed usefully to the work of the actor, poet and playwright Thomas Jordan. Jordan published a new prologue and epilogue to the Tamer Tamed, ostensibly at least, for a performance on 24 June 1660.

4 LeStrange’s pun allows for the conventional meaning of the wife’s death to her husband (a bitter loss) to overlay the alternative, that he has been fortunate to get rid of a shrew. 5 Shrewishness, marriage and violence are never far apart in the early modern period, whether the violence be that of the overbearing wife against the dominated husband or of the husband – himself often a rumbustious and disorderly figure like Shakespeare’s Petruchio and his dramatic descendents – in his strategies to gain control over an unruly wife.

1. 1057/9780230277489 - Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500-1700, Edited by David Wootton and Graham Holderness 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. ), ‘Bad’ Shakespeare, 105–19. This line of argument also overlooks the debate about the dating of The Taming of the Shrew and thus the possibility, explored by Leah Marcus below pp. 95–8, that The Shrew follows Much Ado. , 6 (1996), 201–13; Bernard Capp, ‘Separate Domains? ), Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (London, 1994), 48–80.

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