Childhood, Education and the Stage in Early Modern England by Richard Preiss,Deanne Williams

By Richard Preiss,Deanne Williams

What did formative years suggest in early sleek England? to reply to this question, this e-book examines key modern associations: the college and the degree. the increase of grammar colleges and universities, and of the pro level that includes boy actors, replicate the culture's gigantic funding in childrens. during this assortment, a world crew of well-respected students examines how the illustration of kids by way of significant playwrights and poets mirrored the period's academic and cultural values. This ebook comprises chapters that variety from Shakespeare and Ben Jonson to the modern performs of Tom Stoppard, and that discover formative years in terms of classical humanism, drugs, paintings, and psychology, revealing how early glossy functionality and academic practices produced attitudes to formative years that also resonate to this day.

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