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    Educating Shrews

    Wiseman, Sue (2023) Educating Shrews. Actes des congrès de la Société Française Shakespeare 41 , ISSN 2271-6424.

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    This essay investigates what more we can learn about The Taming of the Shrew by understanding the textual context of educational writing as embracing both shrew stories and writing on education. It argues that situating the text in relation to these two contexts illuminates the way the marriage plot in the play is resolved. The findings also suggest the shrew’s particular place in seventeenth century discourse on marriage is used by the play to dramatize the tension between companionate and obedient marriage played out again and again in seventeenth century comedy and tragedy. The play’s conclusion is considered in terms of its resolution of this tension versus that found in other plays.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): catechism, companionate marriage, courtship, education, household, moral education, genre, rote learning, shrew stories, Taming of the Shrew, tutors, women as teachers
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2023 13:43
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2024 08:16


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