Assisted Suicides: Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus in 2006–7

  title={Assisted Suicides: Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus in 2006–7},
  author={L. S. Potter},
  journal={Shakespeare Quarterly},
  pages={509 - 529}
  • L. Potter
  • Published 17 December 2007
  • History
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
Halfway through Volpone, Mosca suddenly says to his master, “Will you be pleased to hang me? Or cut my throat? / And I’ll requite you, sir. Let’s die like Romans / Since we have lived like Grecians.” In the general confusion of the play—and in surprise at such a proposal coming from a character with a welldeveloped instinct for self-preservation—one might easily miss the joke: Mosca promises that, once Volpone has killed him, he’ll return the favor. With remarkable brevity, Jonson has drawn… 
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