Induction In "Taming Of The Shrew" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Induction In "Taming Of The Shrew"
Examines the nature, function and effect of the prologue of the play as an Elizabethan device.
# 22092 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 1995 | US

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Playwrighting is a highly codified process. From the beginnings of ancient drama through the present day, plays have been constructed according to stringent and predetermined guidelines. The Aristotelian unities of action, time and place are examples of these guidelines, as are the carefully detailed characters of Roman burlesque and Italian Commedia del-Arte. The Elizabethan theater inherited many of the conventions of the preceding generations and incorporated many innovations which have since become conventions. One element of Elizabethan drama is the induction, a prime example of which can be found in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

"Induction" is an archaic term for "introduction" or "prologue" ..."

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