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,Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, i). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermod...
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
Her lips suck forth my soul; see where it...
See, see where Christ's blood streams in the firmament!Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, ii). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
One drop would save my soulhalf a drop! ah, my Christ!
Ah, rend not my heart for naming of my Christ!
Ah, Faustus,Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British poet. Doctor Faustus (l. V, ii). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
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...
''What are kings, when regiment is gone,Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British dramatist, poet. Edward, in Edward II, act 5, sc. 1, l. 26-7 (1593).
But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?''
''All places are alike,Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British dramatist, poet. Edward, in Edward II, act 5, sc. 1.
And every earth is fit for burial.''
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