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The Resource Death by Shakespeare : snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts, Kathryn Harkup

Death by Shakespeare : snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts, Kathryn Harkup

Label
Death by Shakespeare : snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts
Title
Death by Shakespeare
Title remainder
snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Harkup
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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? In the Bard's day death was a part of everyday life ... Was death by snakebite as serene as Shakespeare makes out? Could lack of sleep have killed Lady Macbeth? Can you really murder someone by pouring poison in their ear? [The author] 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"--Dust jacket flap
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Harkup, Kathryn
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.D42
LC item number
H37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Death
Target audience
adult
Label
Death by Shakespeare : snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts, Kathryn Harkup
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Our humble author -- All the world's a stage -- Will you be cured of your infirmity? -- Off with his head! -- Murder, murder! -- The dogs of war -- A plague o'both your houses! -- Most delicious poison -- To be, or not to be -- Excessive grief the enemy to the living -- Exit pursued by a bear -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781472958228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107443601
Label
Death by Shakespeare : snakebites, stabbings and broken hearts, Kathryn Harkup
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Our humble author -- All the world's a stage -- Will you be cured of your infirmity? -- Off with his head! -- Murder, murder! -- The dogs of war -- A plague o'both your houses! -- Most delicious poison -- To be, or not to be -- Excessive grief the enemy to the living -- Exit pursued by a bear -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781472958228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107443601

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