Death by Shakespeare

Kathryn Harkup unearths the science and stagecraft behind the more than 250 deaths Shakespeare’s characters experience or inflict.

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Review of ‘Death by Shakespeare’

For fans of the Bard, Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings, and Broken Hearts is the book they didn’t know they always wanted to read. A chemist with a penchant for poisonings (as in her book A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie), Kathryn Harkup dives deep into the details behind everything Shakespeare—his plays, poems,…

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