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    I am currently doing my coursework on the Taming Of The Shrew and my question is: Trace the motif of disguise as an aspect of dramatic comedy in The Taming Of The Shrew

    Would anybody be able to give me any help or just general pointers on what I could write about? I understand the characters and their disguises and why they did it but I'm struggling to go 'above and beyond' and put some higher level stuff in my answer, e.g citing work of literary critic or contextualising.

    If anyone would be able to give me a couple of great ideas I could write about in my answer, I would be really grateful!


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    you could refer to law's dutiful daughters and wilful nieces and explore the idea of disguise as Bianca and Katherina disguise their true personalities in order to attain the type of husband they want? might not be relevant but I've mentioned it in my coursework!

    Critical responses are much easier when you get to uni, since you have the library and e-resources.

    For this, you may be able to find something that references disguise in other Shakespeare plays (try Peter Hyland 'Shakespeare's Heroines: Disguise in the Romantic Comedies') since that's likely to tick a box for context and criticism.
    You can often find things online (but I'd recommend only using things from journals or where the author is clearly stated, i.e. not something like studyhelp.com.

    Other than that, if you're serious about getting a truly good grade, I'd recommend going to your university library and seeing if you can get a daypass or go in as a visitor. You may need a letter from your school. You probably won't be able to check books out, but libraries are often the best places to write anyway. Also, if you have any friends at university, you might be able to pester them for JStor login information (as long as their uni provides it).

    At the end of the day, though, your analysis is the most important part of the essay. My advice here is to read through the play, make notes, brainstorm/mindmap and plan. This is where most of your ideas will come from.

    This is specific to KCL, but certain points may be useful: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/...ide2014-15.pdf

    Hope I've helped
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