Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Title

Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Department

English

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

The impetus for this Approaches to Teaching volume on The Taming of the Shrew grew from the editors' desire to discover why a play notorious for its controversial exploration of conflicts between men and women and the challenges of marriage is enduringly popular in the classroom, in the performing arts, and in scholarship. The result is a volume that offers practical advice to teachers on editions and teaching resources in part 1, "Materials," while illuminating how the play's subtle and complex arguments regarding not just marriage but a host of other subjects--modes of early modern education, the uses of clever rhetoric, intergenerational and class politics, the power of theater--are being brought to life in college classrooms. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," are written by English and theater instructors who have taught in a variety of academic settings and cover topics including early modern homilies and music, Hollywood versions of The Taming of the Shrew, and student performances.

ISBN

978-1603291194

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

The Modern Language Association of America

City

New York

Disciplines

Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Literature in English, British Isles | Theatre History

Comments

Margaret Dupuis & Grace Tiffany are editors.