New Play Gorier Than “Game Of Thrones”

A new play called “The Complete Deathswill detail all of Shakespeare’s 74 scripted deaths in one play, from early rapier thrusts to the more elaborate viper-breast-application adopted by Cleopatra. The total makes Shakespeare’s complete works more gory than notorious HBO TV show “Game of Thrones,” which has scripted 61 deaths in 50 episodes, including the controversial burning of a child at the stake. Tim Crouch, who is directing the play for Spymonkey production company, told The Times he had spent “a lot of time going through each play” to find all 74 human deaths – he has excluded that of a fly that meets a sticky end in Titus Andronicus.

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