Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Women in literature
Sex role in literature
Man-woman relationships in literature
English literature Old English, ca. 450-1100 History and criticism
English literature Middle English, 1100-1500 History and criticism
General note: Includes index. Formatted contents note: Contents: 'He speaks very shrewishly': apprentice-training and The taming of the shrew / Richard Madelaine -- Putting the silent woman back into the Shakespearean shrew / Margaret Maurer and Barry Gaines -- 'Darkenes was before light': hierarchy and duality in The taming of the shrew / Graham Holderness -- The gendered stomach in The taming of the shrew / Jan Purnis -- The tamer tamed, or none shall have prizes: 'equality' in Shakespeare's England / David Wootton. Uk-SuSCL. Summary, etc: This volume addresses and explores the various dramatic, poetic and narrative versions of the popular 'Taming of the Shrew' story. The essays collected subsume and extend the historical work and address the multiple shrew-taming narratives as an extended cultural dialogue debating key issues of gender and sexual politics. Target audience: Specialized.