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2004

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Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman Jan 2004

Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman

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When I first paired William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with Gil Junger’s film adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), my students’ responses to the juxtaposed works of art revealed a number of fascinating and deeply-rooted ideological conflicts. While more than willing to dissect the gender trouble readily observable in Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century play, my students resisted steadily any serious critique of the recent film version. The varied responses of my students coupled with their almost uniform approbation of the film and censure of the play prompt questions that lead the critic to speculation on ...