Dr Andy Kesson, John Lyly and Shakespearean London

Dr Andy Kesson discusses John Lyly and the theatres of Shakespearean London

Posted: 14 March 2014

Dr Andy Kesson, an expert on early modern theatre, joined the Department of English and Creative Writing in 2013.

In this interview, recorded for ShaLT (Shakespearean London Theatres), Dr Kesson talks about John Lyly, “the bestselling writer of the Elizabethan period – the period we now think of as Shakespeare’s time."

Dr Kesson’s first book, John Lyly and Early Modern Authorship, was published by Manchester University Press in January 2014.

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