ATG Quirkies: Game of Thrones Pales Compared to Shakespeare

death of clarence shakespeareShakespeare fans have know all along that you can’t beat the bard for murder and mayhem. If you don’t believe us take a look at this pie chart which takes a tally of all the deaths in Shakespeare’s plays.  As you would expect from such a creative genius, the methods in which characters meet their demise vary.  A number were “stabbed” (Shakespeare really liked to employ this one), a few were poisoned, one was drowned in a barrel, and another was “baked into a pie” (that one’s from Titus Andronicus), 

In fact, all this bloodshed is “the center of a new play.  The Complete Deaths—opening in Northampton, England in May 2016″ and “contains reenactments of all 74 scripted deaths in Shakespeare’s complete works.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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