The Taming of a Shrew


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A significant text in the early history of a well-known play. Perhaps one of the most familiar stories of the period thanks to Shakespeare’s version, this Malone Society edition includes several key differences to the Bard’s play, including the situating of the action in Greece and providing elder sister Kate with not one, but two younger, much-desired sisters. The framing device involving the drunken Sly remains, yet here he plays a more active role, reappearing at the end of the play to intercede in the action, and indeed vowing to tame his own wife! This text would be a key addition to any Renaissance drama scholar’s bookshelf.

The Society’s edition, prepared by Stephen Roy Miller, is a photofacsimile of the Huntington Library copy of the 1594 First Quarto, the earliest play to be printed by Peter Short, who went on to print plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and Samuel Daniel.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 32 × 22 × 2 cm