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Homosexual desire in Shakespeare"s England

a cultural poetics

by Bruce R. Smith

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation,
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
    • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism,
    • Homosexuality and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century,
    • Homosexuality and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century,
    • Poetics -- History -- 16th century,
    • Poetics -- History -- 17th century,
    • Sexual orientation in literature,
    • Desire in literature,
    • Sex in literature

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-315) and index.

      Other titlesHomosexual desire.
      StatementBruce R. Smith.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR428.H66 S6 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 329 p. :
      Number of Pages329
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1886241M
      ISBN 100226763641
      LC Control Number90047356

      With regard to representations of same-sex desire, all plays were subject to official censorship, and Shakespeare would have been in trouble if any of his plays or poems had depicted homosexuality directly. A certain amount of same-sex eroticism was built in to all Elizabethan drama, because female parts were taken by boys.   William Shakespeare may have been gay, the artistic director the Royal Shakespeare Company has suggested, and directors can no longer hide the sexuality of his homosexual characters.

        Complete Sonnets and Poems by William Shakespeare, edited by Colin Burrow. Oxford, pp., £65, 14 February, 0 19 x. In his own time, Shakespeare was much better known to Author: Guardian Staff.   Shakespeare, Sex & Love by Stanley Wells with its joyful discovery of amorous attachment and acknowledgment of the realities of desire Wells's concise and elegantly written book .

      D uring much of the twentieth century, scholarly interest in the way that issues of gender and sexuality affect the meaning of Shakespeare tended to take a few limited forms. Many critics made note of his witty and intelligent female characters and lauded his depiction of romantic love. Guides to Shakespeare's 'bawdy language' were published to help readers understand his 'dirty' jokes and by: 4. William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens (). “The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of .


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"The great strength of Bruce Smith's book is that it does not sidestep the complex challenge of engaging in the sexual politics of the present while attending to the resistant discourses and practices of Renaissance England. Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England demonstrates how a commitment to the present opens up our understanding of the Cited by: In the most comprehensive study yet of homosexuality in the English Renaissance, Bruce R.

Smith examines and rejects the assessments of homosexual acts in moral philosophy, laws, and medical books in favor of a poetics of homosexual desire. Smith isolates six different "myths" from classical literature and discusses each in relation to a particular Renaissance literary genre and to a.

Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In the most comprehensive study yet of homosexu /5. "The great strength of Bruce Smith's book is that it does not sidestep the complex challenge of engaging in the sexual politics of the present while attending to the resistant discourses and practices of Renaissance England.

Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England demonstrates how a commitment to the present opens up our understanding of the. Get this from a library. Homosexual desire in Shakespeare's England: a cultural poetics. [Bruce R Smith] -- In the most comprehensive study yet of homosexuality in the English Renaissance, Bruce R.

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Even so, Elizabethans did acknowledge the existence of same-sex desire, and cultural attitudes toward same-sex desire were somewhat flexible. Although intercourse between people of the same sex was a serious crime, same-sex friendship, and especially friendship between men, was often expressed in language that seems romantic or even erotic to a.

Bruce R. Smith. Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England: A Cultural Poetics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. xii, $ - Volume 24 Issue 3 - Thomas MoisanAuthor: Thomas Moisan. Though the physical act of sodomy was illegal and those who performed the illegal acts were labeled as ‘sodomites’, “[n]o one in Shakespeare’s day would have labeled themselves a ‘homosexual’” states Bruce Smith, author of Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare’s England (Smith, 11).

The reason for this, is because homosexuality and. Homosexuality:A distinctly 20th century concept Homosexual Desire: More apt term in Early Modern England Under dominant Christian Ideology: Certain homosexual acts, homosexual desire classified as "sodomy" "Sodomy" also included acts of heresy, bestiality, treason etc.

Poorly. The Fair Youth. Whether championing Herbert, Wriotheseley or Hughes, the one thing most scholars agree on is that Mr W. is the same person as the character in the Sonnets usually described as ‘the Fair Youth’ to whom the first of the poems are addressed. The poet Don Paterson calls this a ‘sly euphemism’ (believing it desexualises and romanticises the relationship) and prefers.

Originally published in in France, Guy Hocquenghem's Homosexual Desire has become a classic in gay theory. Translated into English for the first time in and out of print since the early s, this new edition, with an introduction by Michael Moon, will make available this vital and still relevant work to contemporary audiences/5.

Essays and criticism on William Shakespeare - Homosexuality. Homosexuality Recent commentators on the issue of homosexual elements in Shakespeare's writings almost uniformly set their debates in. Originally published in in France, Guy Hocquenghem's Homosexual Desire has become a classic in gay theory.

Translated into English for the first time in and out of print since the early s, this new edition, with an introduction by Michael Moon, will make available this vital and still relevant work to contemporary audiences. About this Item: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, Condition: BUONO.

"In the most comprehensive study yet of homosexuality in the English Renaissance, Bruce R. Smith examines and rejects the assessments of homosexual acts in moral philosophy, laws, and medical books in favor of a poetics of homosexual desire.

According to Alan Bray’s book, Homosexuality in Renaissance England, “the modern image of ‘the homosexual’ cannot be applied to the early modern period, when homosexual behavior was viewed in terms of the sexual act and not an individual's broader identity.” (Columbia University Press).

The sexuality of William Shakespeare has been the subject of recurring debate. It is known from public records that he married Anne Hathaway and that they had three children; scholars have analysed their relationship through these documents, and particularly through the bequests to her in Shakespeare's will.

Some have speculated Shakespeare had affairs with other women, based on contemporaries. phy), is also an indispensable context for this book. Jeffrey Weeks's preface to the first English-language edition of Homosexual Desire, reprinted herein, remains extremely helpful in situating the book in relation to these various theories of the politics of subjectivity and desire current in the s.

Beyond. Smith, Bruce R. Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England: A Cultural Poetics (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, ; reissued with a new preface, ) Pequigney, Joseph. Such Is My Love: A Study of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, ) [the most sustained case for homoeroticism in Shakespeare's sonnets].

William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Sexuality: Like so many circumstances of Shakespeare’s personal life, the question of his sexual nature is shrouded in uncertainty. At inhe married Anne Hathaway, a woman who was eight years older than he. Their first child, Susanna, was born onabout six months after the marriage ceremony.

In a recent psychoanalytic reading of Wilde's essay, Richard Halpern uses Freud's work on Leonardo and the Freudian theory of the repression of the homosexual instinct to argue that for Wilde “aesthetic experience [of the Sonnets] is both the ‘truth’ and the origin of sexual desire”, a principle which Wilde “borrows from Shakespeare Cited by: 1.What Causes Homosexual Desire and Can It Be Changed?

By Paul Cameron, Ph. D. Dr. Cameron is Chariman of the Family Research Institute of Colorado Springs, Colorado here for more information about this organization.

You may contact him at: Family Research Institute, PO BoxColorado Springs, CO USA.