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It is important people view this article as it has a load of information regarding bear baiting history.

Shakespeare's competition: the grisly world of British bear-baiting

The Conversation
One of the most famous stage directions in theatre is found in The Winter’s Tale: “Exit, pursued by a bear.” Bears – besides Paddington and Winnie-the-Pooh – are extinct in Britain, but Shakespeare’s audiences 400 years ago would have been entirely familiar with the animal. And thespians of old playing the Globe Theatre would have walked past the…Read More