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Author Higginbotham, Jennifer.

Title The girlhood of Shakespeare's sisters : gender transgression, adolescence / Jennifer Higginbotham.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
Publication Info. ©2013


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Description 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture
Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact StEdNL
Contents 'A wentche, a gyrle, a damsell' : defining early modern girlhood -- Roaring girls and unruly women : producing femininities -- Female infants and the engendering of humanity -- Where are the girls in English renaissance drama? -- Voicing girlhood : women's life writing and narratives of childhood -- Epilogue : mass-produced languages and the end of touristic choices.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Girls in literature.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Girls -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Girls -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 17th century.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
English literature -- Early modern. (OCoLC)fst01710960
Girls in literature. (OCoLC)fst00942914
Girls -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00942908
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Frau Motiv
Mädchen Motiv
Chronological Term 1500-1700
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Girlhood of Shakespeare's sisters. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013 9780748655908 (OCoLC)820779677
ISBN 9780748655915 (electronic bk.)
0748655913 (electronic bk.)
9781474429801 (electronic bk.)
1474429807 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. CHNEW 000987485
CHVBK 509473199
DEBBG BV041069254
DEBBG BV043774791
DEBSZ 472771604
GBVCP 896610462

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