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Monsieur d’Olive (George Chapman)

17th century English play in which the strength of female friendship is acknowledged in the figure of a woman mourning her lost friend.

LHMP entry

I. Dramatic Constructions of Female Homoeroticism

The book opens with what has become a familiar lament that the scholarly consensus spent entirely too long proclaiming that female homoeroticism was not attested in early modern literature (largely because no one was actually looking for it, or considering it of importance when they found it), but that the last decade or so has been beginning to remedy that misapprehension.

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