Anonymous, The Taming of A Shrew

Ros King (University of Southampton)
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This play, which was entered to the printer Peter Short in the Stationers' Register on 2nd May, 1594 and published later that year, is most probably a reworking by an anonymous author of Shakespeare's

The Taming of the Shrew

. Advertised on its title page as having been “sundry times acted” by the Earl of Pembroke's servants - a company of actors known to have been operating in 1592-3 and to which Shakespeare may briefly have belonged - it is one of a number of plays owned by the company and related to plays by Shakespeare that came into print shortly after the company's disastrous provincial tour in the summer of 1593. It contains some lines similar to those in Shakespeare's play as well as quotations from other plays dating from the later 1580s, including Christopher Marlowe's

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Citation: King, Ros. "The Taming of A Shrew". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 July 2004 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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