The Taming of the Shrew—Farce and Romance
Lecture no. 6 from the course: William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
Taught by Professor Peter Saccio | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
In this early comedy, Shakespeare adventurously combines romance with farce. Some critics look askance at this, but Shakespeare's use of "game" may be at once more "earnest" and more playful than they suspect.