Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre

The Children’s Playing Companies (1599–1613)

  • Authors
  • Edel Lamb

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


This book investigates how the Children of Paul's (1599-1606) and the Children of the Queen's Revels (1600-13) defined their players as children and, via an analysis of their plays and theatrical practices, it examines early modern theatre as a site in which children have the opportunity to articulate their emerging selfhoods.


bibliography culture education English gender knowledge play stage theatre trade

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