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The Taming of the Shrew Overview

Taming of the Shrew Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1593-1594
  • First known performance: June 11, 1594 (Newington Butts Theatre, London)
  • Number of lines: 2641
  • Number of scenes: 14
  • Total Characters: 36
  • Prose/Verse: 22%/78%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1631), Taming of A Shrew (Possibly Bad Quarto of 1594, new versions in 1596 and 1607)
  • Possible Sources: Supposes (George Gascoigne, 1566), The Taming of a Shrew (Anonymous, 1594), Thrésor d’histoires admirables et mémorables (S. Goulart, 1607)

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