BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking
Galatea and Shakespeare
John Lyly’s play Galatea, first recorded in 1588, inspired Shakespeare to write As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In Brighton, Emma Frankland is directing the first professional revival of it, so she and the academic advisor on the project Andy Kesson join Globe Theatre head of research Will Tosh and New Generation Thinker Emma Whipday for a conversation about cross-dressing in Elizabethan dramas and about the plays gathered together in Shakespeare’s First Folio. Shahidha Bari hosts.