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Re: Shakespearean Daughters
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 955.  Friday, 17 December 1993.
 
From:           Helen Ostovich <
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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.
 
Helen Ostovich
 

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