This richly detailed volume is a welcome addition to a growing recognition of the significant relations between childrens literature and canonical writing for adults. Its two-part structure I. Shakespeares Children and II. Childrens Shakespeare reflects a dual concern with the historical origins and concerns of Shakespearean childhoods and their continuing history of cultural reinvention (p. 6). Each part has seven articles that range from analyses of early modern views of childhood and of childrens roles in Shakespeares plays to twenty-first century reinventions in popular media and markets. All offer substantial data, often making unfamiliar connections. Three introductions prepare the reader for the collections diversity and indicate how the articles foster an understanding of Shakespeare and childhood. Both topics embody an infinite variety that age cannot wither nor custom stale, albeit many overlook or ignore the fascination. In his general Introduction Robert Shaughnessy identifies contexts critical, theoretical, historical, cultural, methodologies of childhood studies, performance and pedagogy.