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Gender and power in shrew-taming narratives, 1500-1700 / edited by David Wootton and Graham Holderness.

  • Author

    Holderness, Graham

    Wootton, David, 1952-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

  • Subject

    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

    Literature. eflch

  • Accession number


  • Class

    95 history and criticism/GEN

  • ISBN

    9780230240926 (hbk.), 0230240925 (hbk.)

  • Language


  • Physical description

    236 p. ; 23 cm.

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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.