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When Troy Fell: Shakespeare's Iconography of Sorrow and Survival


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In a theater without curtains, clearing the stage of a dead body is always a problem. Shakespeare turned his solution toward the iconic in 2 Henry VI. When Young Clifford finds his aged father newly slain by York, he lifts the body upon his shoulders:

Come, thou new ruin of old Clifford's house:

As did Aeneas old Anchises bear,

So bear I thee upon my manly shoulders;

But then Aeneas bare a living load-

Nothing so heavy as these woes of mine.


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