Journals Higher Education

Stage, Stake, and Scaffold

Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Andreas Hofele

  • A fascinating new angle on early modern theatre with fresh readings of major Shakespeare plays
  • Reveals the remarkable similarities between the stage of the playhouse, the bear-baiting arena, and the scaffold of public execution
  • An insight into the significance of spectacle in Shakespeare's London
  • Participates in the highly topical human/animal debate