His narrative poetry, namely Venus and Adonis , and his Sonnets are at times highly erotic and involve homosexuality, desire, and sexual love.
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Strange that I have often read Coriolanus and other plays referenced, even taught a few, and while recognizing bawdiness of the period, see only comaraderie or friendship without coloring it with sexual interest. Can I get permission to reprint this for use as a bookmark that my library would distribute to students? Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
We peep behind the bed curtains at the 'Virgin Queen' herself, who slept alone despite rumours that she was as sexually promiscuous as her mother, Anne Boleyn, and at characters such as Moll Cutpurse, a gutsy female transvestite who shocked and amused generations of Londoners in almost equal measure.
The pressure of desire was profound and the author explores this to find compelling details.
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A unique behind the scenes study of the sex life of the Elizabethans, from courtiers to maids of honour and from citizens and their wives to drabs and pimps, this book will intrigue and fascinate anyone with an interest in the private lives of our forbears. ISBN: Published: Share this page.
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