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Faerie Queene? I seem to have a dim memory of a character who keeps getting his limbs chopped off, Monty-Python-style...
Titus Adronicus? But I'm only guessing that because I saw a production in Ashland, Oregon that was played for laughs. And was actually hilarious.
Beowulf? A bit late in the semester for that, though.
I thought Beowulf, too, because of the missing arm.
I think this is more obscure than the usual.It's the Orgoglio fight in the Faerie Queene (as Fretful said), with Orgoglio and his massive club, and little RC. If I'd drawn a shield in there with the red cross, you guys would have gotten it right off, I bet! (And Fretful did, anyway.)