Who is Christopher Marlowe?

  • (noun): English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593).
    Synonyms: Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (baptised on 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's mysterious early death. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of blank verse, and their overreaching protagonists.

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Christopher Marlowe - Fictional Works About Marlowe
... Zeigler's It was Marlowe, about Marlowe faking his death after a duel. 1895 (Novel) Philip Lindsay's One Dagger for Two, fictionalised account of Marlowe's life. 1932 (Novel) Leo Rost's Marlowe, stage musical based on Rost's book ...
Ingram Frizer - Christopher Marlowe - Motives
... Although some contend the "self defence" evidence offered at Marlowe's inquest was quite in keeping with the victim's alleged propensity for sudden ... The tendency, particularly by Park Honan, to portray Marlowe as violent is also challenged by Rosalind Barber in her essay ‘Was Marlowe a Violent ... Park Honan proposes that Marlowe's presence at Scadbury was a threat to Walsingham's reputation and influence, and thus threatened Frizer's interests also The Privy Council certainly ...
Marlovian Theory - Marlowe and Shakespeare - The Hoffman Prize
... who was Shakespeare (1955), died in 1988, still absolutely convinced that Marlowe was the true author of Shakespeare's works ... sum of money with the King's School, Canterbury—where Marlowe went as a boy—for them to administer an annual essay competition on this subject ... and discusses in depth the life and works of Christopher Marlowe and the authorship of the plays and poems now commonly attributed to William Shakespeare with particular ...
Dolly Walker-Wraight - Publications
... In Search of Christopher Marlowe (1965) The Real Christopher Marlowe, an open letter to Charles Nicholl (1992) Christopher Marlowe and Edward Alleyn (1993) The Story that the Sonnets Tell (1994 ...
A. L. Rowse - Life and Politics - Elizabethan and Shakespearean Scholarship
... with a biography in which he claimed to have dated all the sonnets, identified Christopher Marlowe as the suitor's rival and solved all but one of the other problems posed by ... The "rival poet" was the famously homosexual Christopher Marlowe ... Christopher Marlowe's death is recorded in the sonnets ...

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    See, see where Christ’s blood streams in the firmament!
    One drop would save my soul—half a drop! ah, my Christ!—
    Ah, rend not my heart for naming of my Christ!—
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