• Yan Brailowsky deposited ‘My bliss is mixed with bitter gall’: gross confections in Arden of Faversham in the group Group logo of ShakespeareShakespeare on Humanities Commons 3 years, 3 months ago

    What might strike some as Arden of Faversham’s faulty construction may perhaps be ascribed to the fact that Arden’s murderers, as well as the play’s audience, had to learn how to “temper poison” (i.229). Poison is not simply a means to commit murder, its use also requires great dexterity, one which must be interpreted within a historical and metatheatrical context. The ineffectual use of poison lays the foundation for what is to come: a play in which murder becomes a laughing matter.