Fathers and sons in Shakespeare : the debt never promised / Fred B. Tromly.
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.
Toronto [Ont.] :
University of Toronto Press,
- 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.