The Taming of a Shrew: The 1594 Quarto.Shakespeare, William. The Taming of a Shrew shrew, common name for the small, insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae, related to the moles. Shrews include the smallest mammals; the smallest shrews are under 2 in. (5.1 cm) long, excluding the tail, and the largest are about 6 in. (15 cm) long. : The 1594 Quarto quar·to
n. pl. quar·tos
1. The page size obtained by folding a whole sheet into four leaves.
2. A book composed of pages of this size. .
Ed. Stephen Roy Miller (The New Cambridge Shakespeare, The Early Quartos) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press (known colloquially as CUP) is a publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534, and one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press). , 1988. xv + 155 pp. illus, append. n.p. ISBN ISBN
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m : 0-521-56323-2.
The Taming of a Shrew, with its alternate version of the Bianca subplot and its additional material for Sly, is accepted by Miller as an anonymous reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, rather than a "bad quarto." The introduction to this modernised edition of the 1594 quarto includes textual and staging history, notes on its compositors, and a discussion of its date, and makes detailed comparisons between the texts of A Shrew and The Shrew.