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Childhood in Shakespeare’s Plays

by Moriss Henry Partee (Author)
Monographs VIII, 139 Pages

Summary

Childhood in Shakespeare’s Plays challenges the notion that Shakespeare, like other Elizabethans, regarded children as small adults. The author shows how the playwright’s myriad references to childhood give an additional dimension to his adult figures. Providing the first detailed analysis of the child characters 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.

Details

Pages
VIII, 139
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820476469
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. VIII, 139 pp.

Biographical notes

Moriss Henry Partee (Author)

The Author: Morriss Henry Partee is Professor of English at the University of Utah. He received his doctorate in English literature from The University of Texas, Austin. In addition to a variety of articles in scholarly journals, he is the author of The Poetics of Plato: The Authority of Beauty (1981) and Cyberteaching: Communication Technology on the Modern Campus (2002).

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