Theresia de Vroom
ISBN Code : 978-1-941392-10-2
Language : 448
Pages number : English
Format : Hardcover, 6" x 9"
The subject of The Lady Vanishes is the construction and meaning of the heroine in Shakespeareâ€™s last plays. It reads the unique and feminine rescue fantasies at the heart of Shakespearean tragicomedy as an alternative and corrective to the origins of tragedy in the world of men. The book situates the plays in the cultural and historical context in which they were written. It argues that the maternal narrative between a mother and daughter is the great (almost) unwritten story.
Part I. The Lady Vanishes
1.â€ƒThe Construction of the Tragicomic Heroine
2.â€ƒPericles and the Mirror of Heroism
3.â€ƒâ€œKings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the graveâ€¦.â€: Imogenâ€™s Circuitous Heroism
4.â€ƒTold-twice Tales and The Winterâ€™s Tale
5.â€ƒThe Tempest: A Man Looks at Motherhood
Part II. The De-Construction of the Tragicomic Heroine: Shakespeare and Fletcher
6.â€ƒHenry VIII or All is True
7.â€ƒTwo Noble Kinsmenand their Kinswomen