What evidence does Venus and Adonis provide against the idea that sexual identities were stable in the early modern period?

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Michaelmas term 1998 Verena Kischer Sixteenth Century Literature Lecturer: Dr. Gareth Roberts Seminar tutor: Paul Bernhardt What evidence does Venus and Adonis provide against the idea that sexual identities were stable in the early modern period? Cover picture: Campbell, see: Venus and Adonis, 929.In Shakespeare s comedy As You Like It Jaques, the second Son of Sir Rowland the Boys, realises that every human being has to pass through various stages in life, each of which has an archetypal function. This means that in each phase of life we are expected to behave in a certain, almost inescapable manner. This, Jaques brings home to the reader in a vivid description of the seven stages in a man s life. One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, And ...

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