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 William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they did more than 400 years ago when these plays were first performed. But how realistic are these deaths, and did Shakespeare have the knowledge to back them up?

Kathryn Harkup investigates what actual events may have inspired Shakespeare, what the accepted scientific knowledge of the time was, and how Elizabethan audiences would have responded to these death scenes. Death by Shakespeare will tell you all this and more in a rollercoaster of Elizabethan carnage, poison, swordplay and bloodshed, with an occasional death by bear-mauling for good measure.

Previously featured in the Shakespeare's Globe Book Box

Every purchase you make supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!

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Author: Kathryn Harkup

Format: Paperback

Size: 140mm x 24mm x 340mm

Pages: 368

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 William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they did more than 400 years ago when these plays were first performed. But how realistic are these deaths, and did Shakespeare have the knowledge to back them up?

Kathryn Harkup investigates what actual events may have inspired Shakespeare, what the accepted scientific knowledge of the time was, and how Elizabethan audiences would have responded to these death scenes. Death by Shakespeare will tell you all this and more in a rollercoaster of Elizabethan carnage, poison, swordplay and bloodshed, with an occasional death by bear-mauling for good measure.

Previously featured in the Shakespeare's Globe Book Box

Every purchase you make supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!

Detail

Author: Kathryn Harkup

Format: Paperback

Size: 140mm x 24mm x 340mm

Pages: 368

Delivery

UK delivery within 3 – 6 working days

Outside UK delivery within 5 – 12 working days