The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

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November 1, 2005
224 pages, 5 x 7-3/4
ISBN: 9780300109825
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In one of Shakespeare’s bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry.

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, Cligès, Lancelot, Perceval, Erec and Enide, and Yvain, all published by Yale University Press. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University, is the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

"A comedy . . . get[s] Yale’s red-carpet treatment."—Library Journal

Selected for AAUP Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2006

Chosen as an "Outstanding" title in 2005 by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Featured as one of the “Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books you should know about" awarded by the American Library Association
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