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Christopher Marlowe wiki , short biography , works , doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe is one of the most suggestive figures of the English renaissance , and the greatest of Shakespeare's predecessors . The glory of the Elizabethan drama dates from his Tamburlaine (1587) , wherein the whole restless temper of the age finds expression :


Nature , that framed ha of four elements Warring within our breasts for regiment ,
Doth teach us all to have aspiring minds :
Our souls - whose facilities can comprehend
The wondrous architecture of the world ,
And measure every wandering planet's course ,
Still climbing after knowledge infinite ,
And always moving as the restless spheres - Will us to wear ourselves and never rest .




CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE WIKI


BORN  : 26TH FEBRUARY 1564 (BAPTISED) CANTERBURY, KENT , ENGLAND.

DIED:  30 MAY 1593 (AGED 29) DEPTFORD , ENGLAND.

FAMILY : JOHN MARLOWE(FATHER) , CATHERINE(MOTHER)

OCCUPATION : PLAYWRIGHT, POET.

LANGUAGE : EARLY MODERN ENGLISH.

NATIONALITY: ENGLISH.

PERIOD : 1564-93.

LITERARY MOVEMENT : ENGLISH RENAISSANCE.

NOTABLE WORKS  : HERO AND LEANDER , TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT , EDWARD THE SECOND; THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS , QUEEN OF CARTHAGE.


Christopher Marlowe wiki short Biography

Christopher Marlowe wiki, short Biography


CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Kit Marlowe Popularly known as Christopher Marlowe was an English playwright , poet and the translator of the Elizabethan period.

Born in Canterbury , only a few months before Shakespeare . He was the son of a poor shoemaker , but through the kindness of a patron was educated at the town grammar school and then at Cambridge . When he came to London , his soul was surging with the ideals of the Renaissance which later found expression in Faustus , the scholar longing for unlimited knowledge and for power to grasp the universe . READ FURTHER CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE SHORT BIOGRAPHY


Unfortunately , Marlowe has also the unbridled passions which mark the early , or pagan renaissance , as Taine calls it , and the conceit of a young man just entering the realms of knowledge. He became an actor and lived in a low - tavern atmosphere or excess and wretchedness . In 1687 when but twenty three years old , he produced Tamburlaine , which brought him instant recognition. Thereafter , notwithstanding his wretched life , he holds steadily to a high literary purpose. Though all his plays abound in violence, no doubt reflecting many of the violent scenes in which he lived , he develops his ' mighty line " and depicts great scenes in in magnificent burst of poetry , such as the stage had never heard before . In five years , while Shakespeare was serving his apprenticeship , Marlowe produced all his great work . Then he was stabbed in a drunken brawl and died wretchedly , as he had lived .READ CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE WORKS BELOW


CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE'S WORKS


1. MARLOWE TAMBURLAINE 

Marlowe is famous for his four dramas , which is popularly known as Marlowesque or one man type of tragedy . All the drama of Marlowe revolves around one central personality. The first of his Drama is Tamburlaine ,  it is the story of Timur and Tartar . Tamburlaine is an epic rather than a drama ; but one can understand it's instant success with a people only half civilized , fond of military glory , and the instant adoption of its "Mighty line" as the instrument amor all dramatic expression. READ CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE DOCTOR FAUSTUS.



Doctor Faustus short summary by Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe doctor Faustus


2. DOCTOR FAUSTUS SUMMARY

the tragic history of the life and death of doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe was first performed in 1592 . The tragedy is based on German stories about the title character Faust , that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593.

Christopher Marlowe's second play Faustus, is one of the best works. The story of a scholar who longs for infinite knowledge , and who turns from theology , philosophy , medicine and law , the four science of the time , to the study of magic , much as a child might turn from jewels to tinsel and colored paper . In order to learn magic he sells himself to the devil , on condition that he shall have twenty four years of absolute power and knowledge . The play is the story of those twenty four years . Like Tamburlaine, it is lacking in dramatic construction, but has an unusual number of passages or rare poetic beauty .READ MORE
Christopher Marlowe wiki , short biography , works , doctor Faustus .

3. THE JEW OF MELTA

Marlowe's third play is The Jew of Malta , a study of the lust for wealth , which centres about Barabas , a terrible old money lender , strongly suggestive of shylock in the Merchant of Venice .

4. EDWARD II

The last play of Marlowe is Edward II , a tragic study of a king weakness and misery in the point of style and dramatic construction, it is by far the best of Marlowe's plays , and is a worthy predecessors of Shakespeare's historical drama.


William Shakespeare was greatly influenced by the work of Marlowe as he  was born in the same year as Marlowe . After the Marlowe's mysterious early death Shakespeare become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright. It was believed that a warrant was issued for Marlowe's arrest in 18th may 1593 moreover no reason was given for it. After two days of issuing warrant ,he was brought to the court to attend upon Privy council questioning. 10 days later , he was stabbed to death by Ingram Frizer . Whether or not the stabbing was connected to his arrest remains unknown .


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