The Taming of the Shrew | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Velvet D. Pearson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Taming of the Shrew.
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Critical Essay by Velvet D. Pearson

SOURCE: Pearson, Velvet D. “In Search of a Liberated Kate in The Taming of the Shrew.Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 44, no. 4 (1990): 229-42.

In the following essay, Pearson considers stage representations of The Taming of the Shrew as they reflect the changing social perceptions of women.

From its first performance in about 1594 to the present day, productions of The Taming of the Shrew challenge actors and directors to provide the audience with a play that supplies entertainment rather than sketches a harsh portrait of Elizabethan patriarchal society. When faced with a “problem play” such as this one, theater companies often avoid the difficulties involved by ignoring the play entirely or substituting an altered version. David Garrick's shortened three-act play, Catherine and Petruchio replaced The Taming of the...

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