Friday, March 21, 2008

Shakespea-Her?

Could Billy the Bard really have been an Italian Jewish (wait for it!) woman? Theatre Director John Hudson provides some very interesting evidence and provokes some lively debate. (Found via.)

Homer, we learned some time back may also have been a woman. Which other literary icons do you think should be given a sex-change?

4 comments:

animah said...

1. Not literary, but I'd like the idea of Alexander the Great being a woman.
2. Montesquieu - only a woman could have come up with fairness in power sharing - probably by having loads of children who squabbled all the time.

bibliobibuli said...

alexandra the great. yes.

Rob Spence said...

Interesting,maybe, but ultimately as barmy as all the other theories about who Shakespeare was, as the comments suggest.
Just to be contrary, I'm going to suggest that Jane Austen was a man...

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