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- Publisher: Red Herring (30 Dec. 2010)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HO5FG4
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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The Life & Complete Works Of Christopher Marlowe Kindle Edition
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I find this to be a very engaging work because Scarsbrook has done an enormous amount of research on Marlowe's life, many of the details of which are contained herein, the text of the letter from the Privy Council to Cambridge enabling him to get his degree, the infamous Baines report, where he is accused by a fellow spy, the coroners report on the great reckoning in the little room, which led to Marlowe's untimely death, or was it staged so that he could avoid the headman's axe. It also includes details of the pardon of his accused murderer Frizer, and the interest of the queen in the matter.
If you are a Shakespeare fan like me, you may be struck by the huge similarity in style and use of language between both. Shakespeare, born in the same year as Marlowe, yet to publish his first poem at the time of Marlowe's death. Venus and Adonis followed shortly after Marlowe's death.
I would not call this particualr collection complete, but it certainly has the greatest hits. One of my favorite pieces is The Passionate Shepherd. I am also enjoying the play Faust. Two of Marlowe's plays have been made into movies, Faust with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and Edward II by Derek Jarman.
Several weeks after Marlowe's death Shakespeare published his first poem Venus and Adonis, which made many allusions to Hero and Leander. Both are tragic poems. Both poems refer to each other by title, and several phrases are common to both poems. Yet Venus and Adonis refers to a poem by Marlowe which would not be published for several years. And Hero and Leander refers to a poem which had yet to be published. How is this possible?Read more ›
I find inspiration in so many of his words:
'Nature that framed us of four elements
Warring within our breasts for regiment
Doth teach us all to have aspiring minds
Our souls, whose faculties can comprehend
The wondrous architecture of the world
And measure every wandering plantet's course
Still climbing after knowledge infinite'
I also enjoy his forcefully expressed opinions:
'I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance.'
For me this book is unbelievably good value. And to be able to read about Christopher Marlowe's life as well. Wonderful.
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The service was perfect .the product is superb. All you need to know about Christopher Marlowe is here. Enthrall ing stuff.Published on 1 Mar. 2014 by Jokermanalias
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