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.

A warrant was issued for Marlowe's arrest on 18 May 1593. No reason was given for it, though it was thought to be connected to allegations of blasphemy—a manuscript believed to have been written by Marlowe was said to contain "vile heretical conceipts". On 20 May he was brought to the court to attend upon the Privy Council for questioning. There is no record of their having met that day, however, and he was commanded to attend upon them each day thereafter until "licensed to the contrary." Ten days later, he was stabbed to death by Ingram Frizer. Whether the stabbing was connected to his arrest has never been resolved.

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Famous quotes by christopher marlowe:

    At Sestos, Hero dwelt; Hero the faire,
    Whom young Apollo, courted for her haire,
    And offred as a dower his burning throne,
    Where she should sit for men to gaze upon.
    Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)

    Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships,
    And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
    Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)

    On Hellespont guiltie of True-loves blood,
    In view and opposit two citties stood,
    Seaborders, disjoin’d by Neptunes might:
    The one Abydos, the other Sestos hight.
    Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)