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The Shrew in Taming of the Shrew and Its Reworkings

Summary: The unruly, domineering woman has proved to be a durable stereotype. She has faced the audience of many different times in many different versions. First introduced to the spectators in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", the concept of the disobedient women that opposed any male authority was worked into many different adaptations of the original play, including Zeffirelli's 60s adaptation and Junger's 90s film version "10 Things I Hate About You."
Many changes have taken place in the role of women and the nature of marriage since the 1590s till today. Societies' perceptions and expectations of women differ greatly from that Renaissance period to the twenty-first century. Despite all these changes, the unruly, domineering woman has proved to be a durable stereotype. She has faced the audience of many different times in many different versions. First introduced to the spectators in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", the concept of the disobedient women that opposed any male authority was worked into many different adaptations of the original play and was also used in other texts. Even though slightly changed and modified through the ages to relate to different societies the Kate character has survived and met different audiences in different adaptations of the original play including Zeffirelli's 60s adaptation and Junger's...

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