For this week we explored the world of Elizabeth 1st, Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queene, and Christopher Marlowe’s Faustus together with Thomas More’s incendiary damnation of Richard III (from which Shakespeare borrowed furiously in order to keep in good with his reigning monarch!). 332 more words
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On the 22nd of February, 2017, I attended ‘Disrupting translatio imperii: Virgil, Marlowe and the Medieval Dido’, a research seminar hosted by UCC’s School of English. 524 more words
The poem ‘Was this the face that launched a thousand ships’ is from the great tragic drama ‘Doctor Faustus’ (Act V Scene I) by Christopher Marlowe, the famous University Wits. 640 more words
It is thanks to the rabid, theatre-bashing Puritan, William Prynne, that we know about an early performance of Christopher Marlowe’s masterpiece, Doctor Faustus.
It took place in the courtyard pictured above, one of the great inn-yard theatres of London, situated at the back of a public house called The Belsavage Inn, located on Ludgate Hill. 658 more words