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Wednesday Shakespeare: The Apothecary

Wednesday Shakespeare: The Apothecary

Today I’m starting a new Wednesday series that will focus on some of my favorite minor characters from Shakespeare’s plays. First up, the apothecary from Romeo and Juliet. Why do I find this emaciated man with the bushy-eyebrows and tattered clothing to be so fascinating? For starters, he is absolutely crucial to the way in which the play tragically ends, so much so that many Shakespeare scholars consider him to be more of a plot action device than a real character. If you’re struggling to

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