Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare

Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare

by Bruce W. Young

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Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare by Bruce W. Young

From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance family life in the classical era and Middle Ages. This is followed by an extended consideration of family life in Elizabethan England. The book then explores how Shakespeare treats family life in his plays. Later chapters then examine how productions of his plays have treated scenes related to family life, and how scholars and critics have responded to family life in his works. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources.

The volume begins with a look at the classical and medieval background of family life in the Early Modern era. This is followed by a sustained discussion of family life in Shakespeare's world. The book then examines issues related to family life across a broad range of Shakespeare's works. Later chapters then examine how productions of the plays have treated scenes concerning family life, and how scholars and critics have commented on family life in Shakespeare's writings. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources for student research. Students of literature will value this book for its illumination of critical scenes in Shakespeare's works, while students in social studies and history courses will appreciate its use of Shakespeare to explore daily life in the Elizabethan age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313342394
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Series: The Age of Shakespeare Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bruce W. Young is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University. His essays have appeared in such journals as Marriage and Families and Studies in Philology.

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