Fathers and sons in Shakespeare [electronic resource] :the debt never promised / Fred B. Tromly.
By: Tromly, Frederic B.Material type: BookPublisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, c2010 2010)Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 360 p. : ill.).ISBN: 9781442699052 (electronic bk.); 1442699051 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Fathers | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Sons | Fathers and sons in literature | LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare | DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 822.3/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : interpreting Shakespeare's sons : ambivalence, rescue, and revenge -- Paternal authority and filial autonomy in Shakespeare's England -- Henry VI, part one : prototypical beginnings : the two John Talbots -- Richard II : patrilineal inheritance and the generation gap -- Henry IV, part one : Deep defiance and the rebel prince -- Henry IV, part two : the prince becomes the king, with a note on Henry V -- Hamlet : notes from the underground : paternal and filial subterfuge -- King Lear : the usurpation of fathers, and of fathers and sons -- Macbeth and the late plays : the disappearance of ambivalent sons -- Biographical coda : William Shakespeare, son of John Shakespeare -- Appendix 1 : Shakespearean fathers and sons in Edward III -- Appendix 2 : Thomas Plume's anecdote : the merry-cheeked, jest-cracking John Shakespeare, Sir John Mennes, and Sir John Falstaff.
Through careful scrutiny of word and deed, the scholarship in Fathers and Sons in Shakespeare reveals the complex attitude Shakespeare's sons harbour towards their fathers.