bear garden

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bear garden

n
1. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a place where bears were exhibited and where bear-baiting took place
2. a place or scene of tumult and disorder
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bear garden

n (fig) → manicomio
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Never was a quiet and orderly household transformed so suddenly into a bear garden, or a happy man turned into such a completely miserable one.
Go Native Bear Gardens will open this spring in a converted warehouse on the location of former bear-baiting pit as an apartment stay lodging right on the Thames.
The Hope Playhouse, Animal Baiting and Later Industrial Activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside: Excavations at Riverside House and New Globe Walk, Southwark, 1999-2000.
The shorter of the two volumes, The Hope Playhouse, Animal Baiting and Later Industrial Activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside, is a detailed scholarly account of MOLA's 1999-2000 archaeological excavations at 27 Bear Wharf/ Riverside House and 20-22 New Globe Walk in Southwark, just east of the modern Shakespeare's Globe complex.
Director of London's Bear Gardens Museum (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
Performances take place in the Globe Education Theatre, housed in a former industrial building in Bear Gardens, a street away from New Globe Walk.
Most of the Read Not Dead readings are now fully staged, in contrast with some earlier readings at Bear Gardens, where the performers sat in a circle, rising and moving forward only when they were to speak.
Braines, The Site of the Globe Playhouse Southwark (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924), 89, 91 (map entitled "The Sites of the Southwark Bear Gardens").
My interest in the four rolls owned by the British Library is somewhat different, however, for they do not mention playing companies or players but the widow of a playhouse owner, Agnes Henslowe, who was married to Philip Henslowe, best known because he owned the Rose and Fortune Playhouses and the Bear Garden (which eventually became the Hope).
After discussing the Rose, the article will move on to look at work on the sites of the Globe, the Bear Gardens, the Boar's Head, the Hope, and the steps taken towards protecting the sites of London's other Tudor and Stuart playhouses.
Henslowe's instructions to the men were to demolish the existing Bear Gardens and erect a playhouse modeled on the Swan.