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Deadly Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0597  Wednesday, 12 September 2007

From: 		Gavin Witt <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 18:59:13 -0400
Subject: 	Deadly Shakespeare

[Editor's Note: I received this query and pass it on to the members for 
your thoughts. Please copy any responses to Gavin Witt at 

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Has anybody tabulated the total number of deaths in Shakespeare's plays? 
How many characters (named) die onstage or off in all the plays, by 
means natural or not? Is there anywhere you know of that this 
information has been collected, as I'm sure it must have been?

I'm investigating for a playwriting colleague, and so am not ENTIRELY 
sure of the parameters of the inquiry, but these are as I understand 
them . . . any help or clues or ideas would be gratefully welcomed and 
passed along.

Yours,
Gavin Witt
Baltimore

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