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Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew: A Commentary, Part I

Part One of Dr. White’s two-part examination of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.Dr. White gives a classical definition of comedy which reminds us of our human nature, that we are but flesh and blood, and as a consequence keeps us humble. In this comedy we see the tensions between men and women – the “battle of the sexes.” The lecture also analyzes the character of Katerina and Petruchio who represent pure will and pure ego respectively.

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