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Down at the Heel
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1860  Wednesday, 25 July 2001

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Jul 2001 20:41:38 +0000
Subject:        Down at the Heel

Larry Weiss, in reply to John Ramsay, writes,

> > I take it you mean Cinna was hanged upside down like Mussolini.
>
>Il Duce was actually shot to death. The body was hung by the heels for
>display purposes only. (Note: "Hung," not "hanged," as he was already
>dead.)

Looking at the pictures of the old crook's body being displayed, I would
say "by the ankles" were \I a pedant.

For the avoidance of doubt, Cinna was alive in the RST production when
he was hauled up. He then has his guts cut out but I thought as the
Conference is published on the net before the UK Watershed I would avoid
the gore in case I frightened children or horses.

The whole business of how people are done in productions these days is
becoming a mess.

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