The Lady Vanishes [978-1-941392-10-2]


Author : 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 Shakespeare’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. The Construction of the Tragicomic Heroine

2. Pericles and the Mirror of Heroism

3. “Kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave….”: Imogen’s Circuitous Heroism

4. Told-twice Tales and The Winter’s Tale

5. The Tempest: A Man Looks at Motherhood


Part II. The De-Construction of the Tragicomic Heroine: Shakespeare and Fletcher

6. Henry VIII or All is True

7. Two Noble Kinsmenand their Kinswomen

8. Coda



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