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Childhood, Education and the Stage in Early Modern England / edited by Richard Preiss, University of Utah ; Deanne Williams, York University.

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  • Publisher

    Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [2017]

  • Editor

    Preiss, Richard.,

    Williams, Deanne

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters Children.

    Shakespeare, Wiliam, 1654-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Children in literature

    Childhood in literature

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  • Class

    Reading Room 48.01/CHI

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  • Physical description

    xi, 354 pages ; 24 cm.

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Contents: Introduction / by Deanne Williams -- Shakespearean childhoods. Hamlet's boyhood / Seth Lerer -- The traffic in children: shipwrecked Shakespeare, precarious Pericles / Joseph Campana -- Incapable and shallow innocents: mourning Shakespeare's children in Richard III and The winter's tale / Charlotte Scott -- Beyond the boy actor. Speaking like a child: staging children's speech in early modern drama / Lucy Munro -- Shakespeare versus Blackfriars: satiric comedy, domestic tragedy, and the boy actor in Othello / Bart Van Es -- Cupid's metamorphosis: John Lyly's Love's metamorphosis and the return of the children's playing companies / Bastian Kuhl -- Girls and boys. The further adventures of Ganymede / Stephen Orgel -- Chastity, speech, and the girl masquer / Deanne Williams -- Milton and female perspiration / Douglas Trevor -- Afterlives. "To green/ yet for lust, but not for love": Andrew Marvell and the invention of children's literature / Blaine Greteman -- All Macbeth's sons / James J. Marino -- Modern retrospectives: childhood and education in Tom Stoppard's Shakespearean plays / Elizabeth Pentland.