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Mark Thornton Burnett

BA(Exeter 1983), MA(San Diego), D.Phil(Oxon 1990)

Professor of Renaissance Studies QUB

Member PL&AElected in 2010

Mark is a Professor at the School of English at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include English Renaissance Drama and Culture; Marlowe; Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Film; Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture.

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