The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0717 Thursday, 22 April 1999.
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
Thanks for any suggestions.