The Public, the Private, and the Shaming of the Shrew

  title={The Public, the Private, and the Shaming of the Shrew},
  author={Gary Schneider},
  journal={SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900},
  pages={235 - 258}
  • Gary Schneider
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
Tranio's "warning" marshals several pertinent implications of the interrelationship between the public and the private: there is a manifest danger when the private becomes public; private actions (the two dukes' personal quarrel) inform public life; and the dynamic interaction between ostensibly separate spheres creates a politicization of the private. In early modern England a theoretical distinction between the public and private spheres existedone which imagined them as wholly distinct and… Expand
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