Christopher Marlowe

(26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593 / Canterbury, England)

Christopher Marlowe
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Christopher Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564; died 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. As the foremost Elizabethan tragedian, next to William Shakespeare, he is known for his blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his mysterious death.

A warrant was issued for Marlowe's arrest on 18 May 1593. No reason for it was given, though it was thought to be connected to allegations of blasphemy—a manuscript believed to have been written by Marlowe was said to contain "vile heretical conceipts". On 20 May he was brought to the court to attend upon the Privy Council for questioning. There is no record of their having met that day, ... more »

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  • Was this the face that launched 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...
    Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, i). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermod...
  • See, see where Christ's blood streams in the firmament!
    One drop would save my soul—half a drop! ah, my Christ!—
    Ah, rend not my heart for naming of my Christ!—
    Yet...
    Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, ii). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
  • Ah, Faustus,
    Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
    And then thou must be damned perpetually!
    Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,
    That time may cease and midn...
    Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, ii). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
  • ''What are kings, when regiment is gone,
    But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?''
    Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British dramatist, poet. Edward, in Edward II, act 5, sc. 1, l. 26-7 (1593).
  • ''All places are alike,
    And every earth is fit for burial.''
    Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British dramatist, poet. Edward, in Edward II, act 5, sc. 1.
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  • Renae Peynado (4/11/2007 2:36:00 PM)

    THe poems written by Christopher Marlowe are heartfelt and true! He's one of the few poets in th world whose poem yuou read once and get the meaning! This is as good as it gets, and i will reccommend him to anyone!

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