The Evolution of The Taming of the Shrew

@article{Houk1942TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of The Taming of the Shrew},
  author={Raymond Aaron Houk},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  year={1942},
  volume={57},
  pages={1009 - 1038}
}
  • R. A. Houk
  • Published 1 December 1942
  • Linguistics
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Most Shakespeare scholars have believed that an earlier form of The Taming of the Shrew once existed, whether it was The Taming of a Shrew or some other version. There are scholars also who hold that an earlier form of The Taming of a Shrew must be postulated. Some have suggested a theory of a common source. 
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Cf. texts served by notes 50, 54, above. 61 See note 51. Bond, The Shrew

    For the authorship of A Shrew see Boas, ibid

      Ashton , in “ The Revision of the Folio Text of The Taming of the Shrew

        A theory of actor-economy was expressed by Tolman, PM LA, v, 222. 61 The Shrew

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            Such older views include the suggestion that the end of the play was lost or inadvertently omitted

            • See E. P. Kuhl