Greg Walker tells us about John Heywood, musician, poet and playwright to the Tudor monarchs
ABL #56, 3 July, 2020
John Heywood played, wrote and worked for Henry Tudor and each of his three legitimate children. Greg Walker has written the first full literary biography of Heywood, and shows us how he engaged directly with the politics of his period. We also hear about Heywood’s later celebrity reputation and the importance of using performance to explore early Tudor plays.
For more on these ideas, see:
- Thomas Betteridge, Eleanor Rycroft and Greg Walker, Staging the Henrician Court: Bringing Early Modern Drama to Life
- Thomas Betteridge, Sally Rush, Ellie Rycroft and Greg Walker, Staging the Scottish Court
- John McGavin and Greg Walker, Imagining Spectatorship from the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage , 2016
- Beyond Shakespeare