Frank Harris argues that the way women are presented in Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets are a reflection of the real-life women in his life, namely his wife, mother, mistress and daughter. Originally published in 1911, The Women of Shakespeare also analyses the traditional criticism of the time and places his own views in this context. This title will be of interest to students of English Literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Tamora: Margaret: Joan of Arc 2. His Wife: Adriana, The Scold: Katharina: The Shrew: Constance, the Termagant 3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Two Gentleman of Verona: All’s Well 4. Romeo and Juliet: Portia, Beatrice, Rosalind, Viola 5. Love’s Labour’s Lost: Rosaline Again 6. The Sonnets: The Lovers Complaint: Shakespeare’s Dark Mistress 7. All’s Well That Ends Well: Helena and Bertram 8. Julius Caesar: Hamlet: Othello 9. Lear and Timon: Erotic Mania 10.Troilus and Cressida: False Cressida – "The Heart’s Blood of Beauty: Love’s Invisible Soul" 11. Antony and Cleopatra: Cleopatra-Fitton: "Witchery Joins with Beauty, Lust with Both!" 12. Coriolanus: Volumnia, the Portrait of Shakespeare’s Mother 13. Shakespeare’s Daughter as Marina, Perdita, Miranda 14. A Last Word about Shakespeare’s Passion: The Passionate Pilgrime: King Henry VIII 15. Shakespeare, the Singer-Saint; Index