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The Taming of the Shrew (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

The Taming of the Shrew and its story of an overbearing husband taming a shrewish wife may not have aged particularly well, but critics have long debated how seriously it is meant to be taken, and whether or not Kate may be in on the joke of her taming. This is a facsimile edition of the play from the First Folio edition of 1623.

Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition 1623 from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. with an Introduction and Census of Copies by Sidney Lee (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1902).


The text is in the public domain.

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