Journals Higher Education



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Published: 01 June 2000

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198186991

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Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage

Mary Bly

  • A fascinating study of punning and sexual innuendo in the theatre world shared by Shakespeare and his great contemporaries.
  • The boys who played at the Whitefriars and the playwrights who wrote for them were among Shakespeare's direct rivals.
  • Explores both the plays - rich in homoeroticism, bawdy, and the double entendre - and the audiences that patronized them.