Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 937. Tuesday, 14 December 1993.
Date: Monday, 13 Dec 1993 23:09:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0917 Re: Shakespearean Daughters (Was Jessica)
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0917 Re: Shakespearean Daughters (Was Jessica)
Thanks for those daughters with mothers. I've also recalled Marina. But
Marina, like Perdita, can't really be said to have grown up under her
mother's influence. Princess Katherine and her mother do not have a
speaking relationship either, although the mother-daughter thing is there.
Mistress Page and Diana seem to be the only products of a close family
relationship. (I don't buy the story about Nedar being Helena's mother.
I can't share the myth of Hero's mother either. If she doesn't say
anything, and no one talks about her or to her, and she's not on the
Dramatis Personae, then she's just not there, I'm afraid.)