Okay, in light of the confusion, and despite my incredibly realistic artistic rendering, I revised the drawing, adding a bit of detail here and there. But I revised on my laptop, which seems to default to a different font (and doesn't seem to have an easy way to change fonts), and which seems to have some autofill confusion happening. Nonetheless, here goes:
One more try:
Uh-oh, looks like someone is mad. Again?ReplyDelete
Hrm, I'm not sure which text you're thinking of. Only one person is bleeding here. (The other has been poisoned, another hanged, and the other just up and died.)ReplyDelete
I was thinking The Spanish Tragedy, but I don't remember any poisonings, so maybe not?ReplyDelete
Oh, that's a good play! and it makes sense.ReplyDelete
I should probably put skirts or something on some of my stick figures!
And add another.
Oh, now I know what play it is! But I've had my guess, so I'll leave it for someone else.ReplyDelete
It's hilarious how the last scenes of all Renaissance tragedies look exactly alike. Can't tell the bodies apart without a scorecard...
Revenger's Tragedy? I'm trying to remember how many bodies are left on the stage, bt as I recall, a lot.ReplyDelete
I've said it before, but I'll say it again: you really, really need to collect these onto a page someplace for all to enjoy & for us to send our students there. They're great!ReplyDelete
Is it White Devil? Haven't read that in awhile, but is there something like this in there?ReplyDelete
Or did Susan get it?
It's funny how, when you're teaching a specific text, things seem really obvious. But all the texts people have mentioned have bloodbath final scenes, too.ReplyDelete
I'm going to try one more addition to the picture, and see if that helps.
I didn't need the skirts -- it's the "not in Q" that gave it away for me and also cracked me up. It's King Lear, and that's Edgar and Albany debating over who's line it is (depending on which text) and Kent saying he's leaving. Goneril and Regan are the dead women on the left (I always forget which one dies which way), and Lear with Cordelia on the right.ReplyDelete
I love these post, btw!
I'm with Dr. V--it has to be Lear (with the beard).ReplyDelete
Undine - Lear with the candelabra in the drawing room? :)ReplyDelete
Ohhhhh. Lear, of course. I like the beard addition, btw. ;)ReplyDelete