The Untold Story

In a BBC R3 documentary, the writer, journalist and broadcaster Andrew Dickson rescues the great Shakespearian actor who ‘seemed to have been airbrushed from history’.

Quoting from his April 2018 article in the Financial Times, Andrew concludes ‘In a way, it doesn’t entirely matter that we’ve forgotten Burbage, just as we’ve forgotten the name of so many great stage actors. Their art is evanescent; their skill, at least partly, one of disappearance. But the plays that Burbage helped to create are a tribute to his remarkable talents. Every time someone steps on stage as Hamlet, a part of him lives still.’

Link to Andrew’s BBC Radio 3 documentary: Exit Burbage-The Man Who Created Hamlet

Andrew Dickson

Link to Andrew’s website