Shakespeare's Animals

Shakespeare's Animals

St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Teddy Talks

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Why animals are everywhere in Shakespeare's language. Only two actual animals definitely appear in Shakespeare’s plays: a naughty dog in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and a hungry bear in The Winter’s Tale. But animals are everywhere in Shakespeare’s language. This talk will offer some suggestions as to why that is, and will show that the much-vaunted idea of human specialness in the Renaissance was highly precarious
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