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Re: Shrew
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0501  Monday, 22 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Stephen Miller <
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        Date:   Friday, 19 Mar 1999 13:58:06 +0000 ()
        Subj:   Rare SHREW

[2]     From:   Ray Lischner <
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        Date:   Friday, 19 Mar 1999 17:52:03 GMT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew

[3]     From:   Drew Whitehead <
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        Date:   Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:22:56 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        Subj:   Re: Taming of a Shrew

[4]     From:   Drew Whitehead <
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        Date:   Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:30:46 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew


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From:           Stephen Miller <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Mar 1999 13:58:06 +0000 ()
Subject:        Rare SHREW

Jim Shaw is right, I strongly suspect, in suggesting that the production
of THE TAMING OF A SHREW (1594) by Michelle Hopkins scheduled for next
week (24-26 March) at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon
may be the first recorded since the 16th century.

While researching the stage history for my recent modern spelling
edition of the play for Cambridge UP, I encountered a stage historian
who thought there might be a reference in an earlier SHAKESPEARE SURVEY
to a production, but I was unable to locate it.  Did I overlook
something?

Stephen Miller

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From:           Ray Lischner <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Mar 1999 17:52:03 GMT
Subject: 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew

>Is there a copy of A Shrew on the Internet somewhere?  I'd like to see
>the Christopher Sly scenes, since we're including the Induction in our
>upcoming production of The Shrew.

www.broadcast.com has the BBC Taming of the Shrew online, but the BBC
performance doesn't include the Induction.

Ray Lischner  (http://www.bardware.com)
co-author (with John Doyle) of Shakespeare for Dummies

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From:           Drew Whitehead <
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Date:           Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:22:56 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject:        Re: Taming of a Shrew

>Jim Shaw writes:
> Following my enquiry about The Taming of a Shrew I have received no
> information about productions, professional or amateur, of the 1594
> Quarto.  Shakesperians may therefore be interested to know that the
> Shakespeare Institute Players will perform the play on 24, 25, 26 March
> at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.  I am told there
> are some tickets still available and for information call 01789 293138.
>
> As far as I am aware this is the first production since the sixteenth
> century.

Jim,

I have just finished reading Leah Marcus' book Unediting the Renaissance
and she has quite a bit to say about "A Shrew".  Although she list no
actual performances of the play she does emphasise the way many modern
productions has re-included the Sly ending of A Shrew back into the play
as a way of underwriting the final taming scene.  While I cannot find
myself in agreement with everything Marcus has to say, I do agree with
her that it is a very interesting play and deserves some form of
dramatic recognition in and of itself.  I wish I could see it.

Drew Whitehead.

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From:           Drew Whitehead <
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Date:           Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:30:46 +1000 (GMT+1000)
Subject: 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0499 Taming of a Shrew

> Is there a copy of A Shrew on the Internet somewhere?  I'd like to see
> the Christopher Sly scenes, since we're including the Induction in our
> upcoming production of The Shrew.  I know what I want at the end, but it
> never hurts to see the sources and analogues and other confusing bits.
>
> Dale Lyles

The Riverside Edition has the entire ending in the textual notes at the
back of the play.

Drew Whitehead
 

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