This month we continue to grow the bank of resources in our The Taming of the Shrew guide.
- 'The Taming of the Shrew': A Feminist Reading
- Women in Shakespeare: 'Shrews' in Shakespeare Tragedies
- Women in Shakespeare: 'Shrews' in Shakespeare Comedies
- 'The Taming of The Shrew' Themes
- Petruccio from 'The Taming of the Shrew' - Character Analysis
- Katherine from 'The Taming of the Shrew' - Character Analysis
- 'The Taming of the Shrew' Plot Summary (Parts One and Two)
I hope you enjoy these new additions!
The final scene-by-scene analysis of The Taming of the Shrew is now available as part of our study guide.
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This is such a fantastic play and I hope you enjoy the accompanying text, designed to help you unpick the complex plot. Enjoy!
This month, we have been digging even deeper into The Taming of the Shrew and expanding our study guide:
- Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis (Including original text: Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4)
- Act 3, Scene 3 Analysis
- Act 4, Scene 1 Analysis
- Act 4, Scene 2 Analysis
We hope you find these new study resources useful ... enjoy!
This month we have been adding to the Taming of the Shrew study guide.
For example, you can now find scene analysis and the original texts for Act 2, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 1:
- Act 2 Scene 1 Analysis (Parts 1 and 2), with the original text (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis with the original text
As always, we have broken the longer scenes down into manageable chunks for study. Enjoy!
This month we have continued training the shrew. Our Taming of the Shrew study guide is growing, with:
We hope you find these new study resources useful ... enjoy
People are often surprised when they pick up The Taming of the Shrew and find two extra scenes of so-called "induction" before the play we all know actually begins!
This is a framing device used by Shakespeare to create a play-within-a-play effect ... but for the entire play!
Before Act 1, Scene 1 begins, we are introduced to a mischievous nobleman who hatches a plot to trick a beggar into believing he is actually a lord ... is it possible the beggar can forget himself, he wonders. The actual play begins as a ploy to roll out the plan.
You can read the introductions and original text to the beginning of this unusual start here:
- Original Text: Induction Scene 1 (Parts 1 and 2)
- Original Text: Induction Scene 2 (Parts 1 and 2)
Act 1, Scene 1:
Apologies are due to all fans of As You Like It!
A while back I promised the complete text, but drifted off to other project around the site and left this in limbo - thanks to those who recently urged us to return and complete the play text.
This month we have added the following scenes:
This month, we bring together the final pages of our The Merchant of Venice study guide.
If you are studying the play, we now have a full set of resources to help you unpick this classic play!
This month, we have been growing our Merchant of Venice Study Guide.
Students can now find summaries and analysis for the following scenes:
- Act 1, Scenes 1-2, Scene 3
- Act 2, Scenes 1-3, Scenes 4-7 and Scenes 8-9
- Act 3, Scene 1, Scene 2 (Parts 1 and 2), Scenes 3-4 and Scene 5
- Act 4, Scene 1 (Parts 1 and 2)
Enjoy this classic play with resources from the Shakespeare pages of About.com!
With the academic term just about to restart, I thought it about time to publish some resources on the infamous Merchant of Venice.
Here are my picks for the month ahead:
- Top 3 Shylock Speeches
- 'The Merchant of Venice' Summary: Act 1, Scenes 1-2, Scene 3 and Act 2, Scenes 1-3 and Scenes 4-7