Includes bibliographical references (p. -244) and index.
The transformation of tradition in the sixteenth century -- Motherhood and the classical tradition -- Motherhood and history -- 'Pleasing punishment' : motherhood and comic narrative -- Motherhood and the household : domestic tragedy and city comedy -- Typology and subjectivity in Hamlet and Coriolanus -- Dead mothers among the living -- Conclusion.
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