What happens when a marriage of convenience isn't so convenient?Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven has retired from the army and spends most of his days either consulting for the Foreign Office or whiling away the hours at his club with his ...
Author: Shana Galen
What happens when a marriage of convenience isn't so convenient?Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven has retired from the army and spends most of his days either consulting for the Foreign Office or whiling away the hours at his club with his former comrades-in-arms. He rarely thinks about the fiery Portuguese woman he saved from an abusive marriage by wedding her himself. It was supposed to be a marriage in name only, but even five years later and a world away, he can't seem to forget her.Catarina Neves never forgot what it felt like to be scared, desperate, and subject to the whims of her cruel father. Thanks to a marriage of convenience and her incredible skill as a lacemaker, she's become an independent and wealthy woman. But when she's once again thrust into a dangerous situation, she finds herself in London and knocking on the door of the husband she hasn't seen since those war-torn years in Portugal. Catarina tells Benedict she wants an annulment, but when he argues against it, can she trust him enough to ask for what she really needs?
If I could spit fire, I would have burned her to the ground—what a shrew. 'First of all, he's a Captain and not a Lieutenant. Secondly, if you can't make ends meet, you go and sell the meat in the market.' Anna got a strange grin on her ...
Author: Bernadette Lugies
Publisher: Bernadette Lugies
Category: Young Adult Fiction
17 years ago, the world came to a standstill because of an electromagnetic pulse. Sophie's village was taken over by the army and the general decided from that moment on what happened in the village. It is now 17 years later and Sophie is getting more than tired of the old-fashioned thinking. She resists the army and The Claiming Ritual. She also begins to doubt the words of the general and the purpose of the army in her village. To make matters worse, she is forced by the general to work with the arrogant Lieutenant Jason Bane. After a brief encounter with the rebel leader, her world is turned upside down. She questions the death of her father and the true story behind the rebels' involvement in his death. Will Sophie manage to stay true to herself as her life changes so much. And who can she still trust in the village?
Men and All the Rest Fools, Rustico similarly links shrewish behaviour to the stomach, claiming that it is not possible to tame a “shrew” by violence because “the more you strive to break their stomach, the more it grows” (3.2.45).
Author: D. Wootton
Category: Social Science
Explores dramatic, narrative and polemical versions of the 'taming of the shrew' story, from the Middle Ages to the Restoration, in light of recent historical work on the position of early modern women in society. Its essays address shrew narratives as an extended cultural dialogue debating issues of gender and sexual politics.
Others concede that the shrew's husband has won the victory (5.2).1 Claiming that the basic tale reaches back to early medieval exemplum literature, Brunvand makes a strong case that Shakespeare adapted traditional English versions to ...
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Taming of the Shrew is unique among Shakespeare's plays and is a perennial and compelling success in the theatre. Its reception is marked, however, by ongoing polarised debate over the meaning and worth of the play. This edition disengages Shakespeare's exuberant and disturbing marital farce from the tangled history of its reception. It views the two sixteenth-century Shrew plays as textually independent but theatrically interdependent and so includes the full text of The Taming of A Shrew in an appendix. While the Introduction and Commentary focus on the critical and theatrical debate surrounding the play, the original and comprehensive editing of the playtext makes available a 'different' Shrew, more open to the reader's interpretation than is usually the case. Barbara Hodgdon is a distinguished feminist scholar whose reading of the play offers a stimulating array of ideas and questions about this enduringly popular yet challenging comedy.
He also notes the element of taming the shrew figure into socially controlling marriage as an essential component of ... OdysseytoKnocked Up,but it does giveusan answer to the many peoplewho persistin claiming that Petruchio isahero.
Author: A. Kamaralli
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Hosley's statistical analysis rests upon too inchoate a base of categorization to justify any conclusion that there exists a tradition of induction plays without dramatic epilogues within which The Shrew rightly belongs . In claiming ...
... of foreshadowing in The Taming of the Shrew. Why do you think Shakespeare included these events or speeches? When Katherina and Petruchio are returning to Padua for Bianca's wedding, Petruchio tests Katherina's obedience by claiming ...
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include: Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective. Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers. Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.
The passionate critical debate over this speech concerns the extent or perhaps better the success of Kate's taming , with each side claiming its own interpretation of " success . " The controversy is significant , for it aptly sums up ...
Author: Dana E. Aspinall
Publisher: Psychology Press
The Taming of the Shrew, Critical Essays provides comprehensive and up-to-date critical readings of the play. The editor has selected essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play.
The easy answer is that it assails the opposite threat to marriage, found in the shrewtaming stories—that is, ... the extent or perhaps better the success of Kate's taming, with each side claiming its own interpretation of “success.
Author: Dana Aspinall
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Author: Institute of Animal TechniciansPublish On: 1977
Altogether we reared four litters from wild shrews and nine from the F1 generation . Pressure of work forced us to discontinue the colony at this stage . In conclusion , the reasons for claiming that the shrew can be considered a ...