The Taming of the Shrew

Play

Writers: William Shakespeare

Context

The Taming of the Shrew features a framing induction that does not return at the end of the play. In a version of the story entitled The Taming of a Shrew, believed to be a badly bootlegged copy of Shakespeare’s play, however, the framing device returns at the end. Some productions have incorporated these scenes into productions of Shakespeare’s play, though there is no evidence that Shakespeare wrote these scenes.

There are numerous film adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew including a 1967 version directed by Franco Zefferelli and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as

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