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Shakespeare’s Sources – The Taming of the Shrew

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources I take a look today at The Taming fo the Shrew. It might surprise you to know that this is one of my favourite plays. I say this because it can be produced and told in so many ways – from a touching romance to a very dark tale […]

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Shakespeare’s Women – Kate

This post is part of our Shakespeare’s Women series in parternship with the collections team over at Finding Shakespeare. On flickr we have created a collection portraying these wonderful ladies. I have been thinking about Kate from The Taming of the Shrew. Is she really a shrew or just an independent woman? Is she really tamed or is she […]

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Romance or Rocky Relationship?

Last Friday I taught a group of 16 year olds about the Taming of the Shrew. This is one of my favourite plays to teach because I am fascinated by the way in which people respond to it. The story is basically that of an angry young woman (Kate) being tamed by her husband (Petruchio) […]

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