Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Taming of the Shrew: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Book Review - Taming of the Shrew: Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series

About the Book
Not enough time to tackle the unabridged version of the world's most widely read playwright? Pick up a copy of The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare Series: Taming of the Shrew and discover how much more accessible Shakespeare can be to you and your students.

About the Author
Author and Professor Emeritus of Theatre Cass Foster's teaching experience includes Ohio State University, Otterbein College, Central Arizona College and Mesa Community College. He directed productions or choreographed fights at Oceanside Productions, Players Theatre Columbus, University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival, Case Western Reserve University, Arizona Jewish Theatre and Lyric Opera.

My Take on the Book
As someone who studied Shakespeare while working at a theater degree in college I am always looking for great renditions of Shakespeare's works that allow for someone to better understand what he was getting out while he was writing his plays. What I loved about this book was that the author provides a straightforward easy-to-understand write up about this play. I can say that even though I have read this play a number of times, and have slogged through some of the language issues that happen when you read the original translation, however, in reading this I have to say that I also learned quite a bit about the play and I may not have cleaned through only one reading through the play itself. By no means do I encourage people to vote just to beat this book, because you also need to be able to hold through the original text itself to be able to understand the play in my opinion. This book however, will help you to better understand what you are reading, and that in my opinion makes it a powerful and important book for all to read.

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