Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Shakespeare’s Non-Violent Deaths, a Diagnostic Analysis

Peter Stride*

University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Australia

*Correspondance to: Peter Stride 

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Death was a frequent occurrence in Shakespeare’s plays. Copious blood and violence appealed to Tudor audiences. Seventy-five deaths occurred in total, two thirds were violent, but twenty-eight were not violent from a variety of other natural causes. These deaths are analyzed in this article from the diagnostic perspective of twenty-first century pathophysiology.


Stride P. Shakespeare’s Non-Violent Deaths, a Diagnostic Analysis. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3551..

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