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Shakespeare's daughters

Author: Sharon Hamilton
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Shakespeare explored the father-daughter relationship again and again, often featuring a widower with an adolescent daughter who has spent most of her life under her father's control. The plays usually begin when the daughter is on the verge of womanhood and eager to make her own decisions, especially in matters of the heart."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Hamilton
ISBN: 0786415673 9780786415670
OCLC Number: 51613823
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 184 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The father as inept or able mentor : Romeo and Juliet and The tempest --
Daughters who rebel : Hermia (A midsummer night's dream), Jessica (The merchant of Venice) and Desdemona (Othello) --
Daughters who acquiesce : Hero (Much ado about nothing), Lavinia (Titus Andronicus), and Ophelia (Hamlet) --
Plighted cunning, playing the good girl role : The taming of the shrew and King Lear --
Daughters who act in their fathers' stead : Portia (The merchant of Venice), Viola (Twelfth night), and Rosalind (As you like it) --
Daughters who forgive and heal : Marina (Pericles), Perdita (The winter's tale), and Cordelia (King Lear).
Responsibility: Sharon Hamilton.


The father-daughter relationship was one that Shakespeare explored again and again. This work considers Capulet in ""Romeo and Juliet"" as an inept father to Juliet, and Prospero in ""The Tempest""  Read more...


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