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Author Partee, Morriss Henry, 1938-

Title Childhood in Shakespeare's plays / Morriss Henry Partee
Published New York : P. Lang, [2006]


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 W'PONDS  820.33 Z41 P2731  AVAILABLE
 MELB  820.33 Z41 P2731  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 139 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Shakespeare and the history of childhood -- Ch. 2. Birth and early childhood -- Ch. 3. Family and the older child -- Ch. 4. Innocence and evil in Richard III -- Ch. 5. Legitimacy and illegitimacy in King John -- Ch. 6. Childhood in Macbeth -- Ch. 7. Ideal and real childhood in The Winter's Tale
Summary "Childhood in Shakespeare's Plays challenges the notion that Shakespeare, like other Elizabethans, regarded children as small adults. It illustrates how the playwright's myriad references to childhood give an additional dimension to his adult characters. By providing the first detailed analysis of the children in Richard III, King John, Macbeth, and The Winter's Tale, this book proves that Shakespeare did not depict children as unnaturally precocious or sentimentally innocent."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [117]-134) and index
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Children.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King John.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale.
Children in literature.
LC no. 2006022451
ISBN 0820476463 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780820476469 (hardcover : alk. paper)