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Because Rimler cites sources related to Kay Swift as supporting the most extreme examples of Leonore's shrewish behavior, it is evident that this was certainly the way Swift saw Gershwin's sister-in-law.
His daughter, Rosa, disillusioned by her work both in Cuba and with Harlem adolescents, spitefully embraces Orthodox Judaism; another daughter, Karla, struggles with wifehood and starts a friendship with an Egyptian news vendor; Lenny, the manipulative foster brother, abuses drugs; and Audrey, the shrewish matriarch, uncovers a terrible secret.
In Jackie DiOrio and Eryka Waggoner's interpretation of Richard II, the exploration of the shrewish mother York was more complicated than its earlier manifestation in Henry VI.
The final essay, by LaRue Love Sloan, demonstrates the entrenched positioning of genders in oral tradition by linking the curtain lecture in which a shrewish wife harangues her husband with the final tragic pillow scene in Othello.
Bianca is the sweet-natured sister of shrewish Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, and once again Hunt inscribed a quotation ('the patroness of heavenly harmony' from Act II, Scene I) on the frame.
"Barney Frank" corrects a shrewish "Nancy Pelosi," who tries to blame President Bush for the crisis.
Behind that shrewish mask, Dame Norma Major was clearly a hardnosed Tory wife who saw survival as her only priority, which is why she accepted the humiliation of Edwina Currie bedding her hubby behind her back.
Identifying overlap between the marriage market and the middle-class market for learning, Patricia Parker illustrates how Bianca's Latin translations in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew "forecas[t]" the shrewish behavior revealed at the end of the play (205).
And she does raise a few laughs as the shrewish Katherina, but I have to say this version is not as witty as it could be.
Wu's Cyprian is a shrewish temptress in a red dress.
The usual cast of characters includes John de Wolfe, his shrewish wife Matilda, and her brother, the ex-sheriff of Exeter Richard de Revelle.
Betcherman shows Dorothy becoming shrewish with her husband and envious of her glamorous younger sister.