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Shakespeare’s Boys

A Cultural History


Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Katie Knowles
      Pages 1-9
  3. Early Modern Boyhoods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Katie Knowles
      Pages 13-62
  4. Afterlives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Katie Knowles
      Pages 148-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 210-257

About this book


Shakespeare's Boys: A Cultural History offers the first extensive exploration of boy characters in Shakespeare's plays, examining a range of characters from across the Shakespearean canon in their original early modern contexts and surveying their subsequent performance histories on stage and screen from the Restoration until the present day.


cultural history eighteenth century novel twentieth century William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

Katie Knowles is a University Teacher in the University of Liverpool's School of English, UK. She specialises in and has published articles on Shakespearean performance histories and representations of childhood in literature.

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