By Morriss Henry Partee

Childhood in Shakespeare’s Plays demanding situations the concept that Shakespeare, like different Elizabethans, seemed young ones as small adults. the writer exhibits how the playwright’s myriad references to early life supply an extra size to his grownup figures. delivering the 1st specified research of the kid characters in Richard III, King John, Macbeth, and The Winter’s Tale, this ebook proves that Shakespeare didn't depict young children as unnaturally precocious or sentimentally blameless.

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