Sexual Shakespeare: Forgery, Authorship, Portraiture

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Wayne State University Press, 2001 - Social Science - 175 pages
Shakespeare's sexuality has always been an ambiguous concept, despite the pleasant fictions of Shakespeare in Love. Now Michael Keevak examines such sources as anecdotes, imitations, forgeries, spurious works and portraits to show that this ambiguity has a long and twisted history.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
Queer Sonnets and the Forgeries
23
CHAPTER 2
41
CHAPTER 3
67
Sexuality and Shakespeares Portraits
87
EPILOGUE
115
Notes
125
Works CITED
159
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