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Scholars claim Shakespeare was 'undeniably bisexual'

Aug 26, 2020 16:45 IST

How's this for some on-brand period drama! A research duo analysing the language Shakespeare used in his sonnets claim that they have found probable evidence to prove the playwright's sexual identity. 

According to the analysis reported by The Telegraph, Shakespeare, whose sexuality has long been a topic of debate, addressed some texts to men, more to women and quite a few to an intentional 'genderless love interest.' 

The scholars parsed through 182 of Shakespeare's sonnets and say, 'the language of sexuality in some of the sonnets, leaves us in no doubt that Shakespeare was bisexual.

The findings, among many others, by Professor Sir Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson will be published as a book by Cambridge University Press in September.