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Marlowe versus Shakespeare: Wrongful Death and Double Identity [Kindle Edition]

Dale Andrew White
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Book Description

An excerpt from the interview collection ENCOUNTERS WITH AUTHORS (available in paperback and e-book editions):

* "Marlowe versus Shakespeare: Wrongful Death and Double Identity"

- Murder, deceit, fraud, espionage - brace yourself for a cloak-and-dagger mystery unlike any other in this conversation with Calvin Hoffman, author of "The Murder of the Man Who Was 'Shakespeare,'" as he presents his case that Christopher Marlowe wrote the masterpieces attributed to the Bard from Stratford. Does his evidence expose what could be the greatest literary hoax of all time? You decide.

* "The Motive and Cue For Passion"
- A bonus interview with Shakesperean actor Derek Jacobi

Kirkus Reviews about ENCOUNTERS WITH AUTHORS: "An eclectic collection that illuminates the writing process... and no story is more captivating than his (Dale Andrew White's) interview with Calvin Hoffman, a leading voice for the theory that Christopher Marlowe was the true author of behind Shakespeare's work. Reading like a murder mystery, Hoffman's devoted obsession with Shakespeare's life and Marlowe's vaguely reported death is shrouded in debate and wholly engrossing."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1368 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Twin Rivers Press (3 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #630,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Dale Andrew White is the author of the interview collection "Encounters with Authors," which is available on Kindle, and the short story collections "Moe Howard Died For Our Sins" and "Return of the Dittos," which are available in paperback and on Kindle. His Kindle books also include "Disaster on the Sunshine Skyway," "'Psycho' Analysis: an interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic masterpiece," "A Field Guide to Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds,'" and "Tales of Old Florida."

White's humorous short stories have appeared in Modern Short Stories, Comic Relief, The MacGuffin, Nuthouse, Beyond Science Fiction & Fantasy and numerous other magazines and journals.

Midwest Book Review calls him "a natural born storyteller with an especial flair for blending fantasy, whimsy, satire and a fevered imagination into original stories that are replete with ribald humor and reader-engaging novelty." warns that to open a Dale Andrew White short story collection "is to invite trouble - and probably enjoy it."

Several of White's short stories are also available separately on Kindle. Read excerpts from White's short story collections and comments by his readers and reviewers at:

Also available separately on Kindle are White's interviews with: Sir Peter Saunders, Agatha Christie's theatrical producer; "The Blackboard Jungle" author Evan Hunter, who as Ed McBain penned the 87th Precinct mystery series; John Mortimer, creator of "Rumpole of the Bailey"; novelist Chain Potok; "Hagar the Horrible" cartoonist Dik Browne; "Up the Down Staircase" author Bel Kaufman; macabre cartoonist Gahan Wilson; novelist Eugenia Price; "Watership Down" author Richard Adams; neo-realist author Alain Robbe-Grillet; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart; rock 'n' roll pioneers Little Richard and Bo Diddley; behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner; fantasy and science fiction author Andre Norton; pop artist Andy Warhol and others.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Who Wrote Marlowe? 11 Feb. 2012
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This book outlines, in an interview with Calvin Hoffman, his dubious argument that Christopher Marlowe wrote the works of William Shakespeare from beyond the grave. Hoffman supports his theory by listing parallel quotes from the works of WS and those supposedly of Marlowe. However, how can a comparison be made when there are no surviving texts that are actually Marlowes? The collection of works under his name are written in different styles and a variety of pens. Marlovians have explained this by claiming the extant manuscripts are memorial copies, written down from memory by an actor. How do we know that the lines this anonymous actor was quoting were actually Marlowes, he could be "remembering" lines from a whole series of works by different authors and simply using Marlowe's notoriety as a marketing tool. In fact, using Hoffman's own comparisons, we can see this process in action. Moreover there is a whole plethora of further comparisons with the styles of other Elizabethan playwrights in the so-called works of Marlowe. Of course these writers would use their own words in their later works. This is recycling not plagiarism! The question we should be asking is not who wrote Shakespeare - a better question is "Who Wrote Marlowe?"Who Wrote Marlowe - Shakespeare's Literary Hoax
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare or Marlowe? 12 Dec. 2011
By Cheryl M-M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Incredibly fascinating book, which explores the question of who wrote the Shakespearean works, Shakespeare or Marlowe. I have heard about and discussed the matter myself on a few occasions, being an avid reader and admirer of Shakespeares work that I am.In this book the writer White interviews Hoffman, who has dedicated his life to proving that in fact Marlowe is the actual author. He uses excerpts from texts by both authors to do this and is quite convincing I might add. It is not only curious but frankly shocking that he has found 1000 parallels in their written works. Begs the question of whether it is just plain old plagiarism or one author wrote both Marlowes and Shakespeares works. Both sides of the argument are represented to level out the balance of the argument in question.
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4.0 out of 5 stars shakespeare didn't write shakespeare 30 Jan. 2013
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it is good, but it is not long enough. I want some new stuff about shakespeare and marlowe. i love conspiracies
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