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Deadly Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0607  Friday, 14 September 2007

[1] 	From: 		Geralyn Horton <
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	Date: 		Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 11:26:20 -0400
	Subj: 		Re: SHK 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare

[2] 	From: 		Ben Alexander <
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	Date: 		Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 21:39:32 +0100
	Subj: 		Re: SHK 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare


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From: 		Geralyn Horton <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 11:26:20 -0400
Subject: 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare

I have read estimates: Lord knows where or when.  But somebody did take 
the trouble of counting, and it was published somewhere or other.  The 
"die offstage" part is confusing.  Do you mean to include just named 
characters who appear in scenes and die offstage, or are you including 
off stage characters-- such as the Thane of Cawdor in M-- who are 
referred to in the play and die offstage?  What about "So & So's son" -- 
does he count as a named character?  Named nobles who are listed on the 
battle death-rolls?  Those would really boost the numbers.

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Date: 		Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 21:39:32 +0100
Subject: 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0597 Deadly Shakespeare

In counting the deaths do we include Agincourt and other battles, or not?

Ben Alexander

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