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Event: Sex, Love, and Sin in Shakespeare
Speaker:  Dr. Annalisa Castaldo
Date:  September 24, 2014
Location:  The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA Room 108
Time:  6:00 pm
Fee:  FREE.

This talk will explore the ways in which the early modern period viewed sex and sexual orientation in general, and how Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, in particular, seem fascinated with sex and sexualities that we in the 21st century might label "queer." Ranging from intense male friendships to women falling in love with girls disguised as boys, from the beautiful young man of the sonnets to cross-dressing in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's works are rich in explorations of sexuality well outside the norm.

Event: Shakespeare and Ghosts
Speaker:  Dr. Annalisa Castaldo
Date: Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Location: The Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA Room 108

Event: Shakespeare's Missing Sex Joke
Speaker:  Dr. Matt Koszuko
Date:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA Room 108
Fee:  FREE