When Troy Fell: Shakespeare's Iconography of Sorrow and Survival
In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:
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.
"When Troy Fell: Shakespeare's Iconography of Sorrow and Survival,"
Comparative Drama: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/compdr/vol19/iss4/3