We know little of Shakespeare’s sexuality—but his work is full of queer themes

The Canadian Stage Company will soon bring us A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet as part of their annual Shakespeare in the Park summer offerings in Toronto’s High Park. It will be interesting to see how director Frank Cox-O’Connell deals with Romeo and Juliet. Like all of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet is pretty queer. Will the production acknowledge it?

You may be surprised to hear me blithely suggest Shakespeare’s plays are queer. But note the difference...

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