Baiting Shakespeare and Staging Sackerson: Spaces of Human/Animal Entanglement in Early Modern London

In a time that predated Descartes’ axiomatic division of soul and body (human and animal) in what is known as “Cartesian dualism,” Shakespeare’s early modern London was a space replete with human/animal entanglement. This essay explores the conceptual and physical spaces where this entanglement occurs both on and off the Shakespearean stage–from Aristotelian views onContinue reading “Baiting Shakespeare and Staging Sackerson: Spaces of Human/Animal Entanglement in Early Modern London”