On this day, 26 February 1564, Christopher Marlowe was born to John Marlowe, a shoemaker, and his wife Catherine.     Major sum quam cui possit fortuna nocere.    ("I am great beyond Fortune's harm.")    ~Christopher Marlowe, EDWARD II CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564-1593), English dramatist, the father of English tragedy.  (Via Deborah Harkness on Facebook)

On this day, 26 February 1564, Christopher Marlowe was born to John Marlowe, a shoemaker, and his wife Catherine. Major sum quam cui possit fortuna nocere. ("I am great beyond Fortune's harm.") ~Christopher Marlowe, EDWARD II CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564-1593), English dramatist, the father of English tragedy. (Via Deborah Harkness on Facebook)

Shakespeare’s contemporaries and collaborators [infographic]

Shakespeare's contemporaries and collaborators [infographic

—Christopher Marlowe | Hero and Leander "It lies not in our power to love, or hate, For will in us is over-rul'd by fate."

—Christopher Marlowe | Hero and Leander "It lies not in our power to love, or hate, For will in us is over-rul'd by fate."

The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy

Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy

Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory (Hardcover) (Christopher Marlowe)

Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory (Hardcover) (Christopher Marlowe)

Cover of: Doctor Faustus. by Christopher Marlowe

Cover of: Doctor Faustus. by Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.

Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.

Was this the face that launce’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? - Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss. Her lips suck forth my soul: see where it flies! Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again, Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena. I will be Paris, and for love of thee. Instead of Troy , shall Wittenberg be sack’d: And I will combat with weak Menelaus, And wear thy colors on my plumed crest; Yes, I...

Was this the face that launce’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? - Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss. Her lips suck forth my soul: see where it flies! Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again, Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena. I will be Paris, and for love of thee. Instead of Troy , shall Wittenberg be sack’d: And I will combat with weak Menelaus, And wear thy colors on my plumed crest; Yes, I...

Un monstruo de quinientas mil cabezas, mezcla de rapiña, piratería y pillaje, la hez de los hombres y el odio y azote de Dios, nos daña con sus devastaciones en Egipto. (Christopher Marlowe)

Un monstruo de quinientas mil cabezas, mezcla de rapiña, piratería y pillaje, la hez de los hombres y el odio y azote de Dios, nos daña con sus devastaciones en Egipto. (Christopher Marlowe)

Shakespeare's Marlowe    :  Moving beyond traditional studies of sources and influence, Shakespeare's Marlowe analyzes the uncommonly powerful aesthetic bond between Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Not only does this study take into account recent ideas about intertextuality, but it also shows how the process of tracking Marlowe's influence itself prompts questions and reflections that illuminate the dramatists' connections. Further, after questioning the commonly held vie...

Shakespeare's Marlowe : Moving beyond traditional studies of sources and influence, Shakespeare's Marlowe analyzes the uncommonly powerful aesthetic bond between Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Not only does this study take into account recent ideas about intertextuality, but it also shows how the process of tracking Marlowe's influence itself prompts questions and reflections that illuminate the dramatists' connections. Further, after questioning the commonly held vie...

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