Discussing: Robert Greene (and Alphonsus)

Episode 188,  Nov 21, 2021, 09:46 AM

Discussing the work of Robert Greene with Dr Darren Freebury-Jones

Today we discuss the playwright Robert Greene, the breadth of his output (with some focus on his play Alphonsus), with Dr Darren Freebury-Jones. How many of the surviving selection of plays from the 1580's/90's are by Greene? How can we sift the evidence? Which plays can we be sure about, and which plays are on the fuzzy border? 

Dr Darren Freebury-Jones is a Shakespeare lecturer in Stratford-upon-Avon. His 2016 doctoral thesis examined Thomas Kyd’s influence on Shakespeare’s early work and he is the Associate Editor for the first edition of Kyd’s collected works since 1901. He has also investigated the boundaries of John Marston’s dramatic corpus as part of the Oxford Marston project. His recent and forthcoming essays on the plays of authors such as Shakespeare, Kyd, Lyly, Marlowe, Greene, Peele, Nashe, Marston, Dekker, Fletcher, Behn, and others can be found in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals as well as in books by Routledge, Boydell and Brewer, and Oxford University Press. He is the author of the forthcoming books: Reading Robert Greene: Recovering Shakespeare’s Rival (Routledge) and Shakespeare’s Tutor: The Influence of Thomas Kyd (Manchester University Press). His findings on the works of early modern authors have been discussed in national newspapers such as The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer, and The Independent. He has been invited to act as editorial and advisory board member for journals such as American Notes and Queries, Journal of Early Modern Studies, and Early Modern Digital Review. His interests include early modern attribution and textual studies, digital approaches to examining drama, and intertextuality, as well as performance studies, having acted in several productions of plays by early modern authors.
You can find more information at https://darrenfj.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/darren-freebury-jones-publications/

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