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Tick tock goes the Shakespeare Death Clock [infographic]

Along with the many creative ways that Shakespeare killed off his characters, there are even more ways to represent those deaths in the form of fun illustrations. Not a stranger to death himself, Shakespeare was living and working in a time where rampant disease and social violence were daily norms. Regardless, most of his characters end up dying at the hands of one another, most commonly by stabbing or poisoning. How well do you know the order of deaths in Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet? With these handy Death Clocks, you can easily see the order in which some of our favorite characters perished (and even who killed them!).

Hamlet Death Clock Macbeth Death Clock Romeo and Juliet Death Clock Titus Andronicus Death Clock

Death Clock graphics courtesy of Mya Gosling via Good Tickle Brain.

Featured image credit: “The Reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet”, by Frederic Leighton. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Recent Comments

  1. Carolanne Reynolds

    Fascinating, thank you.
    Will forward to our director of Bard on the Beach (in Vancouver, BC).
    Why, however if this is OUP, does the US spelling of favorite appear? (We in Canada spell it ‘favourite’ as you in the UK do.)
    One of the fonts, however, looks like something from the NYTimes.

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