The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0292 Saturday, 12 February 2000.
Date: Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:57:42 -0800
Subject: 11.0282 Cordelia's Death
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0282 Cordelia's Death
I was aware of the textual evidence, as well as of Chambers's claim that
Shakespeare wouldn't have been aware of editions in which Cordelia does
not commit suicide. What I was looking for was the particular line of
reasoning to the effect that Shakespeare was saving Cordelia from the
"imputation" of earlier sources, that he was offering a corrective.