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The Burgess Foundation Podcasts

The Burgess Foundation podcasts explore the archive, presenting thematic examinations of Burgess’s writing alongside audio excerpts from our music and spoken word collections.

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Episode Eight: Nothing Like the Sun Revisited:

In this episode, Anthony Burgess experts Andrew Biswell and Rob Spence discuss Nothing Like the Sun, Burgess’s novel about Shakespeare. Written for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the novel is a creative rendering of Shakespeare’s love life and his experiences of theatrical London. This podcast discusses the innovative use of language, the unique composition of the novel and Burgess’s lifelong preoccupation with Shakespeare and his contemporaries.