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As a lesbian version of Romeo and Juliet takes to the stage in Israel, and Robin comes out as bi, how about camping up Star Wars?

The Holy Land is also maybe not the obvious place for the breaking of slightly new ground, as it’s being staged by the Israeli Opera rather than the Royal Opera, La Scala, or the Bolshoi. But, still.

It’s all a little off-beat, to say the least. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The bard himself may well have approved of the lesbian slant. Gender roles were often switched around in renditions of Shakespeare’s plays, even back in his day. And he wrote them over four hundred years ago.

He has been referred as an “Elizabethan version of a modern-day feminist” and was often ambiguous about gender roles, especially in comedies. Men in tights, like so many of these things, are not actually anything new.

And, of course, there have been claims Shakespeare himself was gay. But considering there is not even a painting that is definitely of him, any claims about the real man’s sex life are just as fictional as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Then there’s the claim he didn’t actually write the plays that bear his name. Whatever.

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What's next? Han Solo into bestiality? With you-know-who?

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