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Kink in the Renaissance

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

05-03-2024 • 45 mins

Come with us back to Renaissance England, when writers were playing with ideas of sexuality in interesting ways.


How much of a filth bag was Shakespeare? How did he play with the ideas of power dynamics for pleasure in his plays? And what were other writers doing to explore non-traditional ideas of sex, fantasy and desire?


Joining Kate today are Joseph Gamble and Gillian Knoll, co-editors of the forthcoming book The Kinky Renaissance, which explore questions of sexual history through modern-day kink cultures.


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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