Front cover image for Gender and literacy on stage in early modern England

Gender and literacy on stage in early modern England

"In early modern England, boys and girls learned to be masculine or feminine as they learned to read and write. This book explores how gender differences, instilled through specific methods of instruction in literary, were scrutinized in the English public theatre. Close readings of plays from Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost to Thomas Dekker's Whore of Babylon, and of poems, didactic treatises, and autobiographical writings from the same period, offer a richly textured analysis of the interaction between didactic precepts, literary models, and historical men and women."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1998
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1998
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780521582346, 9780521056496, 0521582342, 0521056497
On his breast writ
Enter Hamlet reading on a book
She reads and smiles
Writes in his tables
She writes