Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

"The True Form and Shape of Caliban: Monstrosity and Wonder in 'The Tempest'"

On a biographical note, we might recall that Shakespeare’s daughter, Susannah, spent much of 1607 and early 1608 pregnant, giving birth in February 1608. If some of these sensational birth stories came to the attention of her father, they may well have made an impression.

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