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A death’s head on their middle finger

Until recently a play’s objects have been an under-examined component of the early modern repertory.[1] Editors’ glosses may go some way towards explaining the meaning of a now-forgotten implement, but even seemingly straight-forward explanations seldom manage to reinvigorate the cultural currency the playwright and original audiences once understood that object to have. Rediscovering some of [read more…]