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This non-binary actor is taking a lesbian ‘Romeo + Juliet’ to Broadway
Romeo and Juliet - Wikipedia
However, when I proposed this to people, there seemed to be more than a few looks of confusion and hesitancy. This comes as little surprise — the play is widely recognised as an examination of male aggression, as well as a paradigm of heterosexuality. Whether it be through watching the Baz Luhrmann adaptation and falling in love with its aesthetic, or being forced to read the Queen Mab speech aloud when studying for GCSEs, many are familiar with the text as a household name, and the themes it covers. Despite this, since early performances, Shakespeare has always played around with gender and its conventions. From early boy-players in Elizabethan England, the story might not have always been the heterosexual epitome that is commonplace as a stereotype currently. This has provoked figures like Oscar Wilde to consider gender in relation to the show, suggesting in The Portrait of Mr. H that female romantic roles like Juliet might have been constructed thinking about the young actor whom Shakespeare was in love with.
With all the gender-bended things we see on the internet and television these days, it seems as if there is more focus on the gay side of homosexual media. We see famously entertaining drag queens sassy gay friends but we do not really see the lesbian counterparts of it. Sometimes, we do, we come across media that display lesbians in a context but there is not much depth given to them as the gays.
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