An event with

Will Tosh in conversation with Simon Savidge

Straight Acting

Thursday 20th June 2024 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Summertown

Tickets £5.00


Was Shakespeare gay? The answer is both simpler and more complicated than you might think…

Straight Acting is a surprising portrait of Shakespeare’s queer lives – his own and those in his plays and poems. Sex, intimacy, and identity in Elizabethan England were infinitely more complex—and queer—than we have been taught. In this incisive biography praised by Emma Smith, Katherine Rundell & Sarah Waters, Will Tosh reveals William Shakespeare as a queer artist who drew on his society’s nuanced understanding of gender and sexuality to create some of English literature’s richest works.

Will Tosh is Head of Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, a scholar of early modern literature and culture, and a historical advisor for television and radio. He’ll be in conversation with Simon Savidge.

Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink, book online or in the shop.

Event Details

Thursday 20th June 2024 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Summertown
247-249 Banbury Road,

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