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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0216 Monday, 5 September 2011
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?
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair
Department of English
University of Pennsylvania
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