Plague ravaged England repeatedly during Shakespeare’s lifetime. The playwright translated the experience of sickness and restoration in many ways on the stage.
Source: After the plague, Shakespeare imagined a world saved from poison, slander and the evil eye
We have learned that we come together in love only when the roots of our being grow deep into the natural world and only when we gain a full awareness that, in the course of time, we will die. With that knowledge and in a world cured of poison, slander and the evil eye, we are free to look at each other eye to eye. We can also follow Imogen through how the experience of total loss can purge our fears, and learn with her how to start the journey back toward a healthy world.