Shakespeare in Children's Literature looks at the genre of Shakespeare-for-children, considering both adaptations of his plays and children's novels in which he appears as a character. Drawing on feminist theory and sociology, Hateley demonstrates how Shakespeare for children utilizes the ongoing cultural capital of "Shakespeare," and the pedagogical aspects of children's literature, to perpetuate anachronistic forms of identity and authority.
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Series Editor's Foreword
Chapter One: Romantic Roots: Constructing the Child as Reader, and Shakespeare as Author
Chapter Two: "Author(is)ing the Child: Shakespeare as Character"
Chapter Three: `Be These Juggling Fiends No More Believed': Macbeth, Gender, and Subversion
Chapter Four: Puck vs. Hermia: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gender, and Sexuality
Chapter Five: `This Island's Mine': The Tempest, Gender, and Authority / Autonomy