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Suffocating mothers : fantasies of maternal origin in Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet to The Tempest / Janet Adelman.

  • Author

    Adelman, Janet

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    New York ; London : Routledge, 1992.

  • Subject

    Domestic drama, English History and criticism

    Masculinity in literature

    Mothers and sons in literature

    Psychoanalysis and literature England

    Drama Psychological aspects

    Human body in literature

    Fantasy in literature

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Psychology.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters Mothers.

  • Accession number


  • Class

    Reading Room - 48.1/ADE

  • ISBN

    0415900387, 0415900395 (pbk.)

  • Language


  • Physical description

    xii,379 . ; 24 cm.

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Formatted contents note: Contents: Man and wife is one flesh: Hamlet and the confrontation with the maternal body -- Is thy union here?: union and its discounts 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. Uk-SuSCL Contents: 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. Uk-SuSCL.