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Title Shakespeare and childhood / edited by Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh and Robert Shaughnessy.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-276) and index.
Contents Shakespeare's children -- Introduction : 'What, are they children?' / Kate Chedgzoy -- Little princes : Shakespeare's royal children / Catherine Belsey -- Father-child identification, loss and gender in Shakespeare's plays / Hattie Fletcher and Marianne Novy -- Character building : Shakespeare's children in context / A.J. Piesse -- Coriolanus and the little eyases : the boyhood of Shakespeare's hero / Lucy Munro -- Procreation, child-loss and the gendering of the sonnet / Patricia Phillippy -- Children's Shakespeares -- Introduction : reinventing Shakespearean childhoods / Susanne Greenhalgh -- Play's the thing : agency in children's Shakespeares / Naomi J. Miller -- Shakespeare in the Victorian children's periodicals / Kathryn Prince -- Growing up with Shakespeare : the Terry family memoirs / Pascale Aebischer -- Shakespeare in the company of boys / Kate Chedgzoy -- Dream children : staging and screening childhood in A midsummer night's dream / Susanne Greenhalgh -- Shakespeare (')tween media and markets in the 1990s and beyond / Richard Burt -- Children in Shakespeare's plays : an annotated checklist / Mark Lawhorn -- Bibliography of Shakespeare and childhood in English / Kate Chedgzoy and Susanne Greenhalgh, with Edel Lamb.
Summary This 2007 collection offered the first definitive study of a surprisingly underdeveloped area of scholarly investigation, namely the relationship between Shakespeare, children and childhood from Shakespeare's time to the present. It offers a thorough mapping of the domain in which Shakespearean childhoods need to be studied, in order to show how studying Shakespearean childhoods makes significant contributions both to Shakespearean scholarship, and to the history of childhood and its representations. The book is divided into two sections, each with a substantial introduction outlining relevant critical debates and contextualizing the rich combination of fresh research and readings of familiar Shakespearean texts that characterize the individual essays. The first part of the book examines the significance of the figure of the child in the Shakespearean canon. The second part traces the rich histories of negotiation, exchange and appropriation that have characterised Shakespeare's subsequent relations to the cultures of childhood in literary realms.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Children.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Children in literature.
Chronological Term 1500-1600
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Chedgzoy, Kate.
Greenhalgh, Susanne.
Shaughnessy, Robert, 1962-
Other Form: Print version: Shakespeare and childhood. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521871259 0521871255 (DLC) 2007013264 (OCoLC)122526163
ISBN 9780511342523 (electronic bk.)
0511342527 (electronic bk.)
9780511483493 (ebook)
051148349X (ebook)
9780521871259 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0521871255 (hardback ; alk. paper)