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Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Felicity Dunworth


This book studies the mother figure in English drama from the mid-sixteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. It explores a range of genres from popular mystery and moral plays to drama written for the court and universities and for the commercial theatres, including history plays, comedies, tragedies, romances and melodrama. Familiar and less-known plays by such diverse dramatists as Udall, Bale, Phillip, Legge, Kyd, Marlowe, Peele, Shakespeare, Middleton, Dekker and Webster are subject to readings that illuminate the narrative value of the mother figure to early modern dramatists. The book ... More

Keywords: mother figure, English drama, history plays, comedies, tragedies, romances, melodrama, early modern dramatists, midwifery manuals, Mother's Legacies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076329
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felicity Dunworth, author