The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1290 Thursday, 22 July 1999.
Date: Sunday, 18 Jul 1999 16:18:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.1277 Re: Shakespeare vs. Shakespeare...
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1277 Re: Shakespeare vs. Shakespeare...
Clifford, your point about the metadramatic qualities to T of S is
interesting, but still not sure if it makes it a better play than MND.
Of course, I just saw the awful Central Park version of it. But did you
ever read I think Karen Newman's essay about the "Shakespe arean editor
as shrew tamer" (in ELR 1992 Spring i think) which makes a good case for
the "ur-Shrew" which keeps the Sly framing device in the end of the play
as well (which was practically the only good "innovation" the Central
Park production added, but wasn't enough to redeem it). I am also
curious if you could elaborate on how this metadramtic quality makes it