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I have been trying to as this for a long time," Was Shakespeare, gay?"

  1. iftikhar Tariq Kh profile image60
    iftikhar Tariq Khposted 6 years ago

    I have been trying to as this for a long time," Was Shakespeare, gay?"

    His sonnets give a slight hint about this, because most are addressed to a male patron.

  2. Alfred Jendrasik profile image58
    Alfred Jendrasikposted 6 years ago

    As far as i know, he was not gay.....even though some of his writings might have suggested it. There is no evidence that he was gay unless I have missed something.

  3. Donna Janelle profile image73
    Donna Janelleposted 6 years ago

    I have heard both...that he was and that he wasn't. The reality is, we can speculate forever but we will never truly know whether he was or not.

  4. daywriter profile image59
    daywriterposted 6 years ago

    'To be or not to be,
    this is the question
    Wether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    the slings and arrows of  outrageous fortune
    or to take harm against a sea of troubles...
    To die, to sleep, no more...'

    Who knows? Nobody does.

  5. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    How can we tell when Shakespeare's true identity is still not known for sure. He might have been anyone from Roger Bacon to the illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth to the usually thought of man from Stratford on Avon. Not sure you could tell from his sonnets; but who knows?

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Dude, nobody is even very sure who William Shakespeare was.  Edward De Vere was a great candidate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_de_ … _of_Oxford

    I'm afraid that his sexual habits are. . . .rather unavailable on the evidence end of the spectrum.  All the world's a stage, and in our time, we all get to . . . .be forgotten.