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Author Adelman, Janet.

Title Suffocating mothers : fantasies of maternal origin in Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet to the Tempest / Janet Adelman
Published New York : Routledge, 1992


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.33 Z515 A2302  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Man and wife is one flesh : Hamlet and the confrontation with the maternal body -- Is thy union here? : union and its discontents in Troilus and Cressida and Othello -- Marriage and the maternal body : on marriage as the end of comedy in All's well that ends well and Measure for measure -- Suffocating mothers in King Lear -- Escaping the matrix : the construction of masculinity in Macbeth and Coriolanus -- Making defect perfection : imagining male bounty in Timon of Athens and Antony and Cleopatra -- Masculine authority and the maternal body : the return to origins in the romances
Summary "An original reading of Shakespeare's plays illuminating his negotiations with mothers, present and absent, and tracing the genesis of Shakespearean tragedy and romance to a psychologized version of the Fall."--Publisher's description
Analysis English drama
English drama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-363) and indexes
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Mothers.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Mothers.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tradegies
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- tradegies
Human body in literature.
Domestic drama, English -- History and criticism.
Drama -- Psychological aspects.
Fantasy in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Mothers and sons in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- England.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
LC no. 91029716
ISBN 0415900387
0415900395 (paperback)