Shakespeare and the Shrew

Performing the Defiant Female Voice

  • Authors
  • Anna Kamaralli

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anna Kamaralli
    Pages 1-30
  3. Anna Kamaralli
    Pages 204-209
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 210-250

About this book


An investigation of the many ways that Shakespeare uses the defiant voice of the shrew. Kamaralli explores how modern performance practice negotiates the possibilities for staging these characters who refuse to conform to standards of acceptable behaviour for women, but are among Shakespeare's bravest, wisest and most vivid creations.


comedy humour performance tragedy William Shakespeare women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34527-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29151-6
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