Posts Tagged ‘Crab (Shakespeare character)’

Shakespeare and Dogs


March 16th, 2021 Posted 8:39 am

The Ides of March was yesterday, so Shakespeare pops into consciousness, as he so often does, even unconsciously. Was he a dog lover? Afraid not. There are lots of dog references – including “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war” from Julius Caesar, but there is only one named canine character in all of the plays – Crab in Two Gentlemen of Verona – and the references are neutral at best, and never loving. Well, no one’s perfect, not even Mr. S. Crab! Good grief.


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