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Re: Far-fetched Stage Directions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2141  Tuesday, 21 November 2000.

From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Nov 2000 10:24:24 +0800
Subject: 11.2117 Re: Far-fetched Stage Directions
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2117 Re: Far-fetched Stage Directions

The exact stage direction in The Atheist's Tragedy (at 5.2.235,
following the line 'You shall see / How easily I can put you out of pain
. . . Oh!') is: 'As he raises up the axe strikes out his own brains.
Staggers off the scaffold.'  As well he might.

Arthur Lindley
 

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