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Bear-Baiting
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0348  Monday, 9 February 2004

[1]     From:   Sebastian Perry <
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        Date:   Friday, 6 Feb 2004 11:55:51 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting

[2]     From:   Reg Grouse <
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        Date:   Friday, 06 Feb 2004 23:02:57 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting

[3]     From:   Diana Price <
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        Date:   Friday, 6 Feb 2004 12:11:32 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0320 Bear-Baiting

[4]     From:   Jim Lake <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Feb 2004 08:10:03 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting


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From:           Sebastian Perry <
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Date:           Friday, 6 Feb 2004 11:55:51 -0000
Subject: 15.0339 Bear-Baiting
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting

A good starting-point might be Erica Fudge's _Perceiving Animals: Humans
and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture_ (2000). There was also an
excellent article by Jason Scott-Warren in a recent _Shakespeare
Quarterly_: 'When Theatres Were Bear-Gardens, or, What's at Stake in the
Comedy of Humours'.

Seb Perry.

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From:           Reg Grouse <
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Date:           Friday, 06 Feb 2004 23:02:57 +1100
Subject: 15.0339 Bear-Baiting
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting

There is, unless my memory is false, which would not be unusual, there
are scenes in Polanski's, Macbeth showing some examples of bear-Baiting.

Cheers, Reg

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From:           Diana Price <
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Date:           Friday, 6 Feb 2004 12:11:32 -0500
Subject: 15.0320 Bear-Baiting
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0320 Bear-Baiting

In her article "The Masters of the Bears in Art and Enterprise" in
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (1991), S.P. Cerasano refers
to "making arrangements to replenish their stock" of dogs (citing PRO,
SP38/7 of 14 Nov. 1604) and also to profits made from "the export and
sale of mastiffs."

Diana Price

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From:           Jim Lake <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Feb 2004 08:10:03 -0600
Subject: 15.0339 Bear-Baiting
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0339 Bear-Baiting

There are several sections on bear-baiting and related topics in Joseph
Strutt's THE SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND, originally
published in 1801 and reprinted in 1903 and 1968.  There are some
interesting reports from the Sixteenth Century and some great
illustrations too.  There's also a brief entry in Campbell/Quinn
READERS' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHAKESPEARE.

Jim Lake

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