Juliet becomes Julius in Shakespeare’s love story

There has been much speculation about William Shakespeare’s sexuality – so is there a chance that, if it had been acceptable in his time, he might have written his greatest love story about Romeo and Julius instead of Romeo and Juliet?

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  • Watchman

    “If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.” – traditional British proverb.

    Wish all you like, but catering to a tiny minority of the population, where the audience who would be required to part with their cold hearted cash to pay to see such a play might not be a financial success. This was the time before Government grants, compared to today where the pinnacle of success in the arts is to build a career from government grants without the possibility of ever making a commercial profit from the arts.

    Of course we would expect to see two young males play the roles of Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare’s time, since women were banned by law from being actors in the theatre at that time.

  • bob e

    mebbe’ we’ll see Anderson Cooper play juliet ..

  • Alain

    Never thought I would wake up to such a queer world.