Before the Closet Same-Sex Love from Beowulf to Angels in America
- List Price: $33.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780226260921
- ISBN10: 0226260925
With its ambitious scope and elegant style, Before the Closet sets same-sex relations in Anglo-Saxon sources in relation to the sexual themes of contemporary opera, dance, and theatre. Frantzen offers a comprehensive analysis of sources from the seventh to the twelfth century and traces Anglo-Saxon same-sex behavior through the age of Chaucer and into the Renaissance.