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The Taming of the Shrew

Advantages: Incredibly Funny!
Disadvantages: ...hard to get into it at first

The taming of the shrew is the only play Shakespeare wrote to include an induction. The induction foreshadows some of the points that happen within the play and makes the play more interesting as a whole. Sly’s identity changes when his clothes are altere ...

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Is Kate tamed?

Advantages: A love story
Disadvantages: Some people think its sexist

In the late sixteenth century, Elizabethan society dictated that the perfect woman should be mild-mannered, modest, virtuous, and at all times submissive to her husband. Any woman who was not these things had little or no chance of getting a husband – whi ...

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Kiss me Kate.

Advantages: quite funny
Disadvantages: sexist

Like so many older literary works, context is everything. Not so very long ago, women were supposed to be quiet, biddable and subservient to father, husband etc. A woman who had her own mind and wanted her own way could often find herself labled as a 'shr ...

Bryn_Pearson 10.12.2002 · Read full review
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Will you, nil you, I will marry you...

Advantages: Entertaining, insightful and absorbing
Disadvantages: Frustrating for the modern woman

This is one of the most enjoyable plays by Shakespeare. I studied it at A-Level and then again at University - although, I would also recommend reading it for pleasure if you are undaunted by Shakespearean language. The play is one of Shakespeare's co ...

Prof.P 16.08.2005 · Read full review
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taming of the shrew

Advantages: well written
Disadvantages: difficult to get into

Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare An excellent play, to compare the values in Elizebethan societies and the values we hold today. The play is about a woman, who does not act like the 'normal woman' she is referred to as the 'devil' because she does no ...

sid 11.07.2000 · Read full review
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