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The Taming of the Shrew


Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe

The Taming of the Shrew - Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung

Deutsche Prosafassung, Anmerkungen, Einleitung und Kommentar von Thomas Ruetschi.
Stauffenburg Verlag


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on-line editions

Folio (1623), (09/05/00)

Folio (1623), University of Virginia [http://etext.virginia.edu/shakespeare/folio/]




La bisbetica addomesticata: Shakespeare in Italian, transl. Goffredo Raponi: [http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/shakespeare/index.htm]

La bisbetica domata / The Taming of the Shrew. Italian Translation. (PDF-file) [http://infoservice.dnsq.org/sh-commedie.html]
Het Katje getemd Dutch translation. by Jan Jonk. [http://www.janjonk.nl/] (March 2002)

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1821) Oeuvres complètes de Shakspeare. V. Le roi Lear. Cymbelline. La méchante femme mise à la raison.
François-Victor Hugo: Oeuvres complètes de William Shakespeare vol.6. Les comédies de l'amour. La sauvage apprivoisée. Tout est bien qui finit bien. Peines d'amour perdues.

both translations online at:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Gallica &endash; mode image, format PDF
or via: http://agora.qc.ca/mot.nsf/Dossiers/William_Shakespeare



George Gascoigne The life of George Gascoigne [http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/gascbio.htm]
Supposes 1566, (translation from Ariosto, I Suppositi [
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://leeharrison.simplenet.com/bwp/gg/supposes.html#top] (May 2002)
Gascoigne, George. Ariost's Supposes. (1566) [http://leehrsn.stormloader.com/gg/supposes.html] (Dec. 2001) if this does not work, try: [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://leehrsn.stormloader.com/gg/supposes.html] (May 2002)

not available:
The Taming of a Shrew, 1594
Thresor d'histoires admirables et memorables,


productions, performances

a) stage history

Current and forthcoming Shakespeare productions in the UK [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html] (April 2002)

The Traffic on Stage (Shakespeare Productions 1999 - 2002 in the UK) [http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/testjon3/] (April 2002)

Shakespeare at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (1906-1960) [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/exhibition/Birmingham/home.html] (April 2002)

b) actors, pictures of performances

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs by Lesley Ellen Jorbin. Free searchable database for pictures of performances: photographs from the plays of Shakespeare on stage, screen, TV, opera and ballet. [http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/]

c) reviews of productions

Posner, Lindsay. RSC 1999/2000 reviews. [http://www.albemarle-london.com/rsc-taming.html]

Kiss me, Kate. Broadway 1999 and 1948

Gerald Freedman, Joseph Papp. Broadway 1960


film versions

Internet Movie Database [http://www.imdb.com/Name?Shakespeare,+William]
Shakespeare on Television: a bibliography of criticism [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/06-1/diazbibl.htm]

10 Things I Hate About You (USA, 1999) dir. Gil Junger. Set in a modern day highschool. [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0147800]
The Taming of the Screw, porn movie dir. Jim Powers, (US, 1997)
The Taming of the Shrew, (Canada, 1988) (TV) dir. Richard Monette [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0186602]
The Taming of the Shrew, (1983) dir. John Allison [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0203974]
The Taming of the Shrew, (1980) (BBC, TV) dir. Jonathan Miller [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0081597]
The Taming of the Shrew, (USA; 1976) dir. Kirk Browning [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125534]
The Taming of the Shrew / La Bisbetica domata, (Italy/USA 1967) dir. Franco Zeffirelli (Taylor, Burton) [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0061407]
Ukroshcheniye stroptivoj (USSR, 1961) dir. Sergei Kolosov [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125571]
The Taming of the Shrew, (USA, 1956) (TV) dir. Robert Hartung, Adrienne Luraschi [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125533]
La Fierecilla domada, / La Mégère apprivoisée, (France, Spain 1955/1956) dir. Antonio Román [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0043529]

Kiss Me Kate, musical (USA, 1953) dir. George Sidney, writing credits Sam Spewack (play) [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0045963] also: Kiss me, Kate, Musical by Cole Porter: The musical, the film [http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/albm60.html]

The Taming of the Shrew, (UK, 1952) (TV) dir. Desmond Davies [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125532]
Cartas marcadas (Mexico, 1948) dir. René Cardona [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0039246|
La Bisbetica domata, La (Italy, 1942) dir. Ferdinando Maria Poggioli [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0034520|
The Taming of the Shrew, (UK; 1939) (TV) dir. Dallas Bower [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125531|
The Taming of the Shrew, (USA, sound film, 1929) dir. Sam Taylor [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0020479|
Daring Youth silent m. (USA, 1924) dir. William Beaudine [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0014829|
The Taming of the Shrew, silent m. (UK, 1923) dir. Edwin J. Collins [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125530|
La Bisbetica domata, (Italy, silent, 1913) dir. Arrigo Frusta [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125012|
The Taming of the Shrew, (UK, silent 1911) dir. Frank R. Benson [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125529]
La mégère apprivoisée, (France, silent, 1911) dir. Henri Desfontaines [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125423]
La Bisbetica domata, (Italy, 1908) dir. Azeglio e Lamberto Pineschi [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125011]
The Taming of the Shrew, (USA, 1908) D.W. Griffith [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0000770]


adaptations in literature

Adaptations of Shakespeare ed. Daniel Fischlin and Mark Fortier.
Titles from Taming of the Shrew [http://www.barbarapaul.com/shake/shrew.html]

Fletcher, John. The Woman's Prize. (play) 1611.

Garrick, David. Catharine and Petruchio. (play) 1756.
Graves, Warren. Chief Shaking Spear Rides Again or The Taming of the Sioux. (play) 1975.
on Warren Graves: [http://www.yabs.ab.ca/authorbios/gravesw.html] (May 2002)

Lacy, John. Sauny the Scott. (play)1698.
Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales, ill. by Arthur Rackham [] (May 2002)
Lamb, Charles and Mary, Tales, ill. by Gertrude Hammond (1878) [http://www.bartleby.com/1012/]
Marowitz, Charles. The Shrew. (play) 1973.

Nesbit, Edith. Beautiful Tales from Shakespeare

Sidney, George. Kiss Me Kate. (play) 1953. (see musicals)

Worsdale, James. A Cure for a Scold. (play) 1735.

adaptations in popular novels and romances: Balogh, Mary. Christmas Belle; Carroll, Susan. The Lady Who Hated Shakespeare; Dailey, Janet and Sonja Massey. "The Taming of Katherina," Kelly, Carla. Miss Billings Treads the Boards; Martin, Michelle. The Hampshire Hoyden; Overfield, Joan. A Proper Taming, commented by Osborne, Laurie, Romancing the Bard: [http://www.colby.edu/personal/l/leosborn/POPSHAK/]


adaptations in music

Kiss me, Kate, Musical by Cole Porter: The musical, the film
Kiss Me Kate, musical (USA, 1953) dir. George Sidney, writing credits Sam Spewack (play) [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0045963]
Kiss me, Kate. (productions) Broadway 1999 and 1948

Operas [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/] (in Italian)

Argento, Dominick. (b. 1927) Christopher Sly. Opera. (1963) [http://www.hapka.com/usopera/composers/argento/] (May 2002)

Braham, John (1774-1856) The Taming of the Shrew, opera, 1828

Chapi, Ruperto. La revoltosa, text: José Lopez Silva and Carlos Fernandez Shaw, zarzuela, 1897. [http://www.nashwan.demon.co.uk/syn/revolt.htm]

Goetz, Hermann Gustav (1840-1876) Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung, opera, 1847. Libretto Joseph Viktor Widmann. [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]

Le Rey, Frédéric (1858-1942) La mégère apprivoisée , opera [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]

Maclean, Alick (1872-1936) Petruccio, opera, 1895 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]

Rota, Nino. (1911-1979) The Taming of the Shrew (film soundtrack, 1967)

Samaras, Spiro (1863-1917) La furia domata , opera, 1895 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno (1876-1948), Sly, opera, 1927; Synopsis [http://www.metopera.org/synopses/sly.html] Klangbeispiel [http://www.jpc-klassik.de/1696600.htm]

Giannini, Vittorio (1903-1966) The Taming of the Shrew, opera, 1953 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]


paintings, illustrations

Shakespeare illustrated

Edward Robert Hughes: The Shrew Katherina Washington Allston: Scene from "The Taming of the Shrew" Titles from Taming of the Shrew [http://www.barbarapaul.com/shake/shrew.html]

Orchardson, W.Q. "Christopher Sly", (picture from Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Febr. 2002)



Hazlitt, William. Characters of Shakespeare's Plays. Source Text : London: C. H. Reynell, 1817 [http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/criticism/hazlittw_charsp/charsp_titlepage.html] (May 2003)

Heaney, Peter F. "Petruchio's Horse: Equine and Household Management in The Taming of the Shrew." EMLS (May 1998) [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/04-1/heanshak.html]

Moulton: From The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, ed. Charles Wells Moulton, 8 vols. (London: Moulton Publishing, 1901), 1: 487-89 [http://geocities.com/litpageplus/shakmoul-taming.html]

Yachnin, Paul. Personations: The Taming of the Shrew and the Limits of Theoretical Criticism (EMLS, 1996) [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/02-1/yachshak.html]

Touchstone: UK Shakespeare Collections [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/] (April 2002)

Touchstone Database access to descriptions of UK Shakespeare collections and online catalogues: The Shakespeare Institute Library / The Shakespeare Centre Library/ Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office / Birmingham Central Library [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/database.html] (April 2002)

in the classroom

see also on this site: Education - Shakespeare in the classroom

Taming [http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-4097.html] (May 2002)

Cummings, Michael. Shake Sphere. A Comprehensive Study Guide to the World of William Shakespeare. Plot Summaries of 41 Plays With Settings, Sources, Themes, Analysis, and Criticism The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://sites.micro-link.net/zekscrab/] (May. 2003)
The Taming of the Shrew [http://sites.micro-link.net/zekscrab/Taming.html]
(May 2003)

Marx, Steven. Triangulating Shakespeare: teaching and lecture notes, course outlines, articles, links, suggestions, film reviews

Massi, JM. study questions. [http://www.jetlink.net/~massij/wssq/shrew.html] (25/04/01)

Shakespeare for teachers and students [http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/shakes.htm] with lesson plans (Jan. 2002)


deutsche Webseiten

Andriz, Rod. Hintergründe und Informationen. [http://www.macbeth.de/forscher.html] (May 2003)

Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung ausführliche Besprechung des Stücks, Entstehungsgeschichte, Quellen, Übersetzungsgeschichte Hess. Landestheater, Stückefolder [http://www.hlth.de/stueckefolder/zaehmung/zaehmung_stueck.html] (sept. 2002)

Gröchel, André. Das kleine Shakespeare-Brevier: Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung. Inhalt, Wurzeln, Quellen.
Falls dieser Link nicht klappt: [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.deslit.de/shakespeare/zaehmung.htm]


Just for Fun

ultra-short version, Book-a-Minute Classics, Ultra-Condensed by Samuel Stoddard and David J. Parker [http://rinkworks.com/bookaminute/b/shakespeare.shrew.shtml]

Ground Hero: "Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew gespielt von den Simsen. Eine Tragödie" (Deutsches Computerspiel: Sim-City kombiniert mit Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung) [http://www.ground-hero.de] (July 03)




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