The Taming of the Shrew | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Barbara Hodgdon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of The Taming of the Shrew.
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Critical Essay by Barbara Hodgdon

SOURCE: Hodgdon, Barbara. “Katherina Bound; or, Play(K)ating the Strictures of Everyday Life.” PMLA 107, no. 3 (May 1992): 538-53.

In the following essay, Hodgdon discusses notions of sexual differences and gender roles in The Taming of the Shrew.

When Kate delineates a wife's duties to “her loving lord” within a hierarchical configuration of marriage, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew ends in a “frenzy of the social” (cf. Comolli 121), putting on offer an image of “woman” that the play's male characters use as a means of speaking to one another about themselves. As one among many texts, nondramatic as well as dramatic, that participate in a conversation about the organization of sexual difference in early modern England,1 Shrew [The Taming...

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