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On This Day: February, 6, 1564

Playwright, poet, prodigy, agent in Her Majesty’s secret service: the incomparable Christopher Marlowe was born on this day. (this 1585 portrait is widely thought to be of Marlowe) Marlowe was accused of putting atheistic ideas into his plays, and was … Continue reading

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The Books: “Tamburlaine” (Christopher Marlowe)

Next script on my script shelf: Tamburlaine by the marvelous Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe fascinates, intrigues. There’s a new biography of him out, and I want to read it. Here’s an excerpt from Act IV, scene 2 of his magnificent work … Continue reading

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Marlowe: “a burning glass to set on fire all his readers”

There’s a new biography of Christopher Marlowe out – by David Riggs – and here’s a review of it by Daniel Swift (thanks, E-verse newsletter!). The review opens with: Christopher Marlowe’s life was short, sharp and irresistible. His fame rests … Continue reading

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The Perfect Imaginary Dinner

As I mentioned, I did do a post on “People I would like to dine with, living or dead” But I’m gonna re-launch it, and re-format it, following El Capitan’s lead. Like Emily, this list would probably change on a … Continue reading

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Marlowe

I have this big post I want to do on Christopher Marlowe, and Shakespeare, and Marlowe’s Tamburlaine and Shakespeare’s Henry plays … and the compare, and the contrast … I had it all planned out in my head, and I … Continue reading

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