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Q: Mothers

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0216  Monday, 5 September 2011

 

From:         Max Cavitch < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:          September 2, 2011 9:57:37 PM EDT

Subject:      Q: Mothers

 

Unlike Thaisa, who doesn't really, and Prospero's wife, who could possibly have, and the mothers of Macduff and Posthumus who may, reasonably, be presumed to have done so, what mothers in Shakespeare may be definitively said--or seen!--to die in childbirth?

 

Max Cavitch 

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair

Department of English

University of Pennsylvania

http://www.english.upenn.edu/~cavitch/

 

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