Number 3: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Burgess: Anthony Burgess and His Elizabethan Affiliations. Edited by Graham Woodroffe. Presses de l'Université d'Angers, 2012. 153p. 20 €.

coll2010Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare were twin stars in Anthony Burgess’s intellectual and artistic firmament. Inspired by them he wrote and composed abundantly, from his dissertation on Marlowe’s Dr Faustus as a student at the University of Manchester to the last novel published in his lifetime, A Dead Man in Deptford. On Shakespeare he was prolific: two novels - Nothing Like the Sun and Enderby’s Dark Lady - a biography, short stories, journalistic articles and scholarly chapters, a film script, a television series, a symphony and songs inspired by his plays, even a ballet suite for full orchestra about the career of Shakespeare, Mr W.S. performed for the first time in November 2010 during the fourth international symposium of the Anthony Burgess Centre at the University of Angers. Here is a collection of papers from that symposium which includes the synopsis of the ballet, published here for the first time.

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