Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 955. Friday, 17 December 1993.
Date: Friday, 17 Dec 1993 10:39:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0938 Re: Shakespearean Daughters
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0938 Re: Shakespearean Daughters
> Dear Helen Ostovich: Do you mean that you think Nedar is Helena's FATHER?
> Terence Hawkes.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I always assumed old Nedar was the father. Why
not? It seems to me that unless a character refers to someone as a
widow's daughter (like Diana in AWW) then the assumption is always that
the parent is a male. Juliet is Capulet's daughter. Even though her
mother is alive, no one assumes that Capulet is the mother.