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The Child in Shakespeare

Charlotte Scott


This book examines the child on Shakespeare’s stage. As a life force, an impassioned plea for justice, a legacy, history, memory, or image of love or violence, children are everywhere in Shakespeare’s plays. Focusing on Shakespeare’s unique interest in the young body, the life stage, the parental and social dynamic, this book offers the first sustained account of the role and representation of the child in Shakespeare’s dramatic imagination. Drawing on a vast range of contemporary texts, including parenting manuals, household and pedagogic texts, as well as books on nursing and maternity, chil ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, children, childhood, culture, stage, emotion, affect, history, legacy, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Scott, author
Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare, Goldsmiths College, University of London