The Queen Mab Speech: Mercutio’s Unwitting Prophecy

Mercutio's famous Queen Mab speech (I.iv.58-100) has elicited many interpretations, such as the belief that the monologue demonstrates Mercutio's genius at improvisation as well as the notion that it pinpoints Mercutio's overt homoeroticism and possible homosexuality. While one (or both) of these characterizational interpretations may be true, there is another reading of the speech that … Continue reading The Queen Mab Speech: Mercutio’s Unwitting Prophecy

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