Gearhart, Stephannie S.

Drama and the politics of generational conflict in Shakespeare's England / Stephannie S. Gearhart. - Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. - 180 p. : ill. - Studies in performance and early modern drama . - Studies in performance and early modern drama. .

Reprint. Originally published: 2018.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: historicizing generational conflict -- Youth. Blood vs. manners: youth's quest for independence in The merchant of Venice -- Familial contracts: financial inheritance in the plays of Jonson and Middleton -- Elders. "The very latest counsel that ever I shall breathe": 2 Henry IV, Hamlet, and ideological inheritance -- Old fools and serpents' teeth: defining age and the terms of the parent-child relationship in King Lear -- Conclusion: a difficult age.

Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare's England examines the intersection between art and culture and explains how ideas about age circulated in early modern England. Stephannie Gearhart illustrates how a variety of texts - including drama by Shakespeare, Jonson, and Middleton - placed elders' and youths' voices in dialogue with one another to construct the period's ideology of age and shape elder-youth relations.

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Criticism and interpretation.


Conflict of generations in literature.
Youth in literature.
Old age in literature.

PR3069.C555 / G43 2020

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