Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0693.  Tuesday, 23 August 1994.
From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 22 Aug 1994 22:32:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Natural Causes
I think David Schalkwyk is asking us to consider "death by natural causes" in
the plays. In LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, the king dies offstage apparently of natural
causes. Don't Gloucester and Lear die of natural causes? But I haven't read
Greenblatt's essay, and so I don't know how he defines "natural." But Mortimer
in 1 HENRY VI (2.5) dies of natural causes. Or does Greenblatt give the play to
Tom Nashe?
Over to you, David.
Yours, Bill Godshalk

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