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Taming of the Shrew
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0717  Thursday, 22 April 1999.

From:           Stephanie Hughes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 13:38:46 +0000
Subject:        Re: Taming of the Shrew

Does anyone have current (or not so current) and favorite scholarship on
Taming of the Shrew to recommend?  I am interested in thoughts on
Shakespeare's sources, its (to me) obvious connection with holiday
reversal rituals, and the possibility it may have been written
originally as a wedding roast, my idea, but probably not an original
one. I know the source trail of the Bianca/Lucentio subplot
(Gascoigne/Ariosto/Plautus), but am at a loss for a possible source for
the Petruchio/Kate main plot.  I know that some commentators claim that
there is no source for this, but perhaps more recent scholarship might
suggest otherwise.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Stephanie Hughes

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