'Forgiveness Horse': the barbaric world of Richard II

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This essay brings together animal studies and ecocritical approaches to Shakespeare's Richard II and uses the deposed monarch's imagined encounter with his horse 'roan Barbary' to suggest that at the end more is available to the reader than a sense of a fallen world of instrumentalised use value.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Animals
EditorsHolly Dugan, Karen Raber
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2020

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NameRoutledge Companions


  • animal studies
  • Shakespeare
  • Richard II


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