Not Just the Tudors

Shakespeare's Players: Burbage and Kempe

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Episode notes

Among the male players who performed thousands of new plays in the Elizabethan repertory, the most famous were Richard Burbage and Will Kempe, members of the company known first as the Lord Chamberlain's Men and later the King's Men, the company of William Shakespeare. 

In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Siobhan Keenan to find out more about these two extraordinary actors for whom Shakespeare created some of his most enduring characters.

This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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