[ilds] Modern Bisexual Love and Beyond

Marc Piel marc at marcpiel.fr
Thu Jun 5 14:47:34 PDT 2014


We still have no proof, for or against whether WS 
and Marlowe were the same man or not............ ????
My neighbour, during my 4,5 years in Toronto, 
spent his time trying to prove they were the same....

Le 05/06/14 20:49, Bruce Redwine a écrit :
> James,
>
> I'd definitely like to see that "more on that." 
>  Stephen Greenblatt in his biography, /Will in 
> the World/ (2004), is too guarded to draw any 
> firm conclusions about Shakespeare's sexuality 
> or bisexuality.  He calls the Earl of 
> Southampton Shakespeare's "possible lover" (p. 
> 308), who was nine and half years younger than 
> WS.  All this is based on inference and textual 
> analysis --- no hard "proof."  But Greenblatt 
> does make this general comment about Renaissance 
> England:  "Elizabethans acknowledged the 
> existence of same-sex desire; indeed, it was in 
> a certain sense easier for them to justify than 
> heterosexual desire" (p. 253).  Since Durrell 
> saturated himself in Elizabethan literature, he 
> surely picked up on this attitude, especially as 
> it appealed to his revolt against the England of 
> his time.  That's another reason for lamenting 
> the great loss of Durrell's proposed study of 
> the "Elizas."
>
> Bruce
>
>
> On Jun 5, 2014, at 9:49 AM, James Gifford 
> <james.d.gifford at gmail.com 
> <mailto:james.d.gifford at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>> On 2014-06-05, 9:29 AM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>>> Some readers think
>>> Shakespeare was gay (Marlowe apparently was) 
>>> on the basis of the
>>> /Sonnets/ and the dedication to "Mr. W. H." 
>>>  No proof there but a lot of
>>> food for thought.
>>
>> Old D was certainly among the crowd that read 
>> Shakespeare as bisexual. More on that in 
>> December...
>>
>> -J
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