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This facsimile edition of The Taming of the Shrew is taken from the large and handsome book known simply as the ‘First Folio’. This is the earliest collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays and was was printed in 1623, just seven years after his death.
For students of The Taming of the Shrew, going back to these First Folio plays is an essential part of a more complete understanding of Shakespeare's work.
Eighteen of Shakespeare’s plays had already been published in the small, cheap format known as quartos during his lifetime, including such favourites as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. The First Folio added another eighteen, including Macbeth, The Tempest and Twelfth Night all of which are indispensable to the modern repertory. Without the First Folio only half of Shakespeare’s dramatic output would have survived.
The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies. It has been adapted many times for stage and screen, the most famous being Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me, Kate' and the film '10 Things I Hate About You'. This is remarkable for a play written in 1590 or 1591.
This is an eBookTreasures facsimile edition.