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Much more than a drag: Michael Burge de-frocks The Bard #Shakespeare400

It took him a decade to research and write, but Australian journalist and writer Michael Burge was not about to let his transgender Shakespearean tale languish in the desk drawer. He talks to LGBTicons about his latest book Merely Players: Acting Like Shakespeare Really Matters, searching for queer stage icons, […]

Matthew Flinders – hello, sailor! Michael Burge

SPECULATION about the sexual orientation of iconic English seaman Matthew Flinders rose like a colourful maritime flag over a decade ago when previously unknown letters surfaced, including emotionally charged passages written by Flinders to fellow explorer George Bass. In his 2007 Meanjin article “Exploring love: did they or didn’t they?” […]