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An Image in Greenblatt's _Hamlet in Purgatory_
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0490  Wednesday, 20 August 2008

From:       David Evett <
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Date:       Monday, 18 Aug 2008 12:54:28 -0400
Subject: 19.0476 An Image in Greenblatt's _Hamlet in Purgatory_
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0476 An Image in Greenblatt's _Hamlet in Purgatory_

I'm far from my books, so can't give you any particular references, but I think 
the image of blood flowing from the wound in Christ's side into a chalice is 
quite common in late medieval art. You might even find versions of the ironic 
chalice-cauldron semi-homology.

David Evett

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