Sceptre snaps up study of Shakespeare's queer culture

Sceptre snaps up study of Shakespeare's queer culture

Sceptre has acquired Straight Acting: The Many Queer Lives of William Shakespeare by Will Tosh.

Juliet Brooke, associate publisher at Sceptre, pre-empted world English rights from Eleanor Birne at PEW for publication in 2023. Seal Press, an imprint of Basic Books, will publish in the US.

Straight Acting is an alternative biography of William Shakespeare viewed through the lens of the queer world of Elizabethan England. Tosh, research fellow and lecturer at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, shows how strongly Shakespeare was influenced by queer culture of the time, which permeated all walks o...

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