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Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(7/9/07 11:35 am)


Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
I'm editing the King Thrushbeard pages during the redesign but have failed to find any novels and poetry dealing with King Thrushbeard or Taming of the Shrew. Granted, it's not a popular topic or theme today in the way Shakespeare presented it, but it's hard to believe that I'm not missing something.

I have the movies, including Quiet Man, Kiss Me, Kate, Taming of the Shrew (multiple versions), Deliver Us From Eva and Bristlelip. But novels and short fiction eludes me.

Can anyone think of anything else?

Here's the page to look at for inspiration, perhaps: Modern Interpretations of King Thrushbeard.

Heidi

janeyolen
Registered User
(7/9/07 12:02 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
There have been several picture books, but probably all OP.

Jane

janeyolen
Registered User
(7/9/07 12:13 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
King Thrushbeard. Retold and illustrated by Kurt Werth.

King Thrushbeard
by Wilhelm Grimm and Brothers Grimm and Felix Hoffman
Hardcover, Harcourt, ISBN 0152429409 (0-15-242940-9)


I kept thinking there was a Zemach picture book, but evidently not.

Jane

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(7/9/07 12:42 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
Jane, are you thinking of Sendak's King Grisley-Beard? I have a list of about four picture books, but alas, no images of covers. Even Bernadette Watts' more recent one is listed without images.

Heidi

janeyolen
Registered User
(7/9/07 3:10 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
You know, I was probably thinking of Sendak's book. You are absoutely right. (As you usually are.) I have at least one of those somewhere at home I believe, but am in Scotland till October or I'd send it off to you. By then you wll probably already have it.

Jane

janeyolen
Registered User
(7/9/07 3:27 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
www.tomfolio.com/bookdeta...14&mem=863



www.marchhousebooks.com/

cover of King Grisly Beard


Jane

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(7/9/07 3:42 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
Thanks, Jane!

Got them and loaded them onto the page...

Heidi

InkGypsy
Registered User
(7/9/07 4:12 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
Re similar tales - this is a long shot, though the tale definitely has some similar elements:

How about The Marsh King's Daughter? (it's one of my favorites)

If you think it does qualify there are a few - not many - versions/retellings/variations (I'm not sure it does but thought I'd ask anyway).

This story (Marsh King) also reminds me of a George MacDonald fairy tale about a Wolf Girl, so maybe it's too different.. hmm.

InkGypsy
Registered User
(7/9/07 4:26 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
Apparently George Bernard Shaw saw a terrible production of Taming of the Shrew and decided to write his own version - Pygmalion (later adapted to the musical My Fair Lady).

I'm sure there's novels and more springing from that source too (none immediately come to mind but they shouldn't be too hard to find).

InkGypsy
Registered User
(7/9/07 11:06 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
Also 'How the Princess' Pride Was Broken' from Howard Pyle's The Wonder Clock would be worth adding. (text online here)

Veronica Schanoes
Registered User
(7/10/07 8:36 am)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
John Fletcher. 1633. The Tamer Tam'd.

A wildly successful "sequel" to Shakespeare's Shrew in which the women and right-thinking men of Padua rise up against Petruchio. I am not making this up. It's a play, very little known nowadays, because it contradicts what the dominant culture would like us to believe about women in history.

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(7/11/07 3:33 pm)


Re: Taming of the Shrew and King Thrushbeard
There are a number of fairy tales where the men get tamed. The Peasant's Clever Daughter is a German version of a very common tale.

InkGypsy
Registered User
(7/20/07 7:46 pm)


One more...
Just a thought - the movie 'Overboard' with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell may qualify.

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