I’ve been collecting examples of strikethrough in print advertising for several years now.. The latest examples to have caught my eye are ads for the PBS production of “Wolf Hall,” based on the Hilary Mantel novels about Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII, and Anne Boleyn. (This is not the production that’s currently on the stage of the Winter Garden in New York; that’s the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version, starring Ben Miles as Cromwell. Yes, it’s a happy season for Tudorphiles and fans of Hilary Mantel’s excellent prose.)
These half-page ads appear sequentially on pages 11, 13, and 15 of the April issue of The Atlantic.