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October 24th 20215:52pm

Sudden Death in Shakespeare’s Plays

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Professor Green is a retired forensic pathologist with an interest in researching deaths described in the past. There are 74 sudden and unnatural deaths on-stage in the plays of William Shakespeare – and more off-stage. However, one has to ask how many of his deaths, are credible. How much knowledge of poisons was available, did henbane (or hellebore) get in through King Hamlet’s ear? All (well some) will be revealed!