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Queer virgins and virgin queans on the early modern stage

Author: Mary Bly
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans looks at the early modern theatre through the lens of obscure and obscene puns - especially 'queer' puns, those that carry homoerotic resonances and speak to homoerotic desires. In particular, it resurrects the operations of a small boys' company known as the first Whitefriars, which performed for about nine months in 1607-8." "Queer Virgins and Virgin Queens engages with linguistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Bly
ISBN: 0198186991 9780198186991
OCLC Number: 43334143
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Bawdy Virgins and Queer Puns --
2. Licence Taken: Borrowed Prurience and the First Whitefriars Company --
3. Punning Eroticisms --
4. Sodomy in the Literary Terrain: Readers and Reading Pleasures --
5. Homoerotic Puns and Queer Collaborations.
Responsibility: Mary Bly.
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This study looks at the early modern theatre through the lens of obscure and obscene puns - especially "queer" puns, those that carry homoerotic resonances and speak to homoerotic desires. In  Read more...

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