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Feminism in 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Friday May 23, 2014

This month we continue to grow the bank of resources in our The Taming of the Shrew guide.

Highlights include:

I hope you enjoy these new additions!

Complete Study Guide: 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Wednesday April 30, 2014

The final scene-by-scene analysis of The Taming of the Shrew is now available as part of our study guide.

Read more about:

This is such a fantastic play and I hope you enjoy the accompanying text, designed to help you unpick the complex plot. Enjoy!


The Taming of the Shrew ... Even More!

Monday March 31, 2014

This month, we have been digging even deeper into The Taming of the Shrew and expanding our study guide:

We hope you find these new study resources useful ... enjoy!

Studying Taming of the Shrew

Friday February 28, 2014

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:

As always, we have broken the longer scenes down into manageable chunks for study. Enjoy!

Study Guide: 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Friday January 31, 2014

This month we have continued training the shrew. Our Taming of the Shrew study guide is growing, with:

To accompany the scene analysis, we have also published the original text broken down into four manageable chunks for study (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4).

We hope you find these new study resources useful ... enjoy

Framed: 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Tuesday December 31, 2013

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:


  • Analysis
  • Original Text: Induction Scene 1 (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Original Text: Induction Scene 2 (Parts 1 and 2)

Act 1, Scene 1:

Apologies to 'As You Like It' Fans!

Saturday November 30, 2013

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:

Act 4: Scene 1 (Parts 1, 2 and 3), Scene 2, Scene 3 (Parts 1 and 2)

Act 5: Scene 1, Scene 2 (Part 1 and 2)

Happy reading!

'The Merchant of Venice' Study Guide

Wednesday October 30, 2013

This month, we bring together the final pages of our The Merchant of Venice study guide.

Now you will find all important character analysis of Shylock and Portia - and plot overviews of the play (parts 1 and 2) and character quotes.

We have also finished the scene-by-scene analysis of Act 4 (Scenes 1 and 2) and Act 5 (part 1 and 2)

If you are studying the play, we now have a full set of resources to help you unpick this classic play!

Study 'The Merchant of Venice'

Monday September 30, 2013

This month, we have been growing our Merchant of Venice Study Guide.

Students can now find summaries and analysis for the following scenes:

Enjoy this classic play with resources from the Shakespeare pages of About.com!

The Merchant of Venice Study Resources

Saturday August 31, 2013

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:

I've also added theme analysis and character profiles for Duke Vincentio and Angelo and Isabella to our growing Measure for Measure study guide.


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