The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

Gender Transgression, Adolescence

eBook - 2013
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The first full-length study of how the concept of the ""girl"" was constructed in sixteenth and seventeenth century literature and drama. The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters argues for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system, challenging the widespread assumption that the category of the ""girl"" played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. Girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult ""roaring girls"" in ci.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780748655939
074865593X
9780748655915
0748655913
9780748655922
1299154786
9781299154780
9780748655908
0748655905
Characteristics: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations

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