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The Life & Complete Works Of Christopher Marlowe [Kindle Edition]

M. G. Scarsbrook , Christopher Marlowe
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Described by Tennyson as the 'Morning Star' of Elizabethan drama, Christopher Marlowe is considered one of the greatest playwrights in the English language. This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Marlowe, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive list of all Marlowe's personal associates, and a collection of all the key primary documents relating to Marlowe's dramatic life and death (e.g., The Privy Council Note To Cambridge Authorities, The Dutch Church Libel, The Baines Note, & much more).

Optimized for navigation as an eBook, with a table of contents linked to every section, this book also features a complete collection of Marlowe's plays and poetry.

PLAYS INCLUDED:
- Dido, Queen of Carthage
- Tamburlaine The Great, Part One
- Tamburlaine The Great, Part Two
- The Jew Of Malta
- Doctor Faustus (from the Quarto of 1604, and from the Quarto of 1616)
- Edward the Second
- The Massacre at Paris

POETRY INCLUDED:
- Hero and Leander
- Ovid's Elegies (translation)
- Lucan's Pharsalia (translation)
- The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
- Fragment
- Dialogue In Verse

BONUS FEATURE:
- An exclusive excerpt of M. G. Scarsbrook's novel THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY, an historical thriller featuring Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare teaming-up to expose a high level government conspiracy.

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Matthew Graham Scarsbrook is a prize-winning screenwriter and novelist. He is the author of two historical suspense novels, THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY and POISON IN THE BLOOD. He recently adapted THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY into a screenplay and won the nationwide Writers On The Storm Screenwriting Contest, placing first out of 1000 entries. Matthew currently lives in South Gloucestershire, UK and is now at work on a new detective series.

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  • File Size: 1547 KB
  • Print Length: 1144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Herring (December 30, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO5FG4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come live with me and be my love. January 12, 2012
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I bought this recently because of my increasing interest in Marlowe.

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?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise February 11, 2012
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Love the format of the background information to the life of Marlowe. Concise and to the point. The list of cohorts tells the story that can be integrated into other playwrights and poets of the time. Only wish that some of the general world history of the time were also included since many times what the author writes about is loosely based on what they know and the events around them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal September 29, 2013
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Quick and easy access to all of Marlowe's works plus background information on the man and the times. Simply a great deal. Automatic recommendation for anyone interested in English language plays, English history, Shakespeare, literature in general.
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More About the Author

M. G. Scarsbrook is the author of three novels and the editor of four literary collections.

Since 2011 his books have sold more than 20,000 copies worldwide and been translated into five languages. English editions of his work are sold in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats at all major online bookstores.

A member of the prestigious Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors, he lives in the UK and is working on the next book in the West End Murders series.

To learn more, please visit his website: www.mgscarsbrook.com

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