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Christopher Marlowe: The Man in His Time

Christopher or Kit Marlowe (1564-93), was an English Elizabethan writer who rose from a shoemaker’s son to become a Cambridge scholar, famous playwright, and secret agent of the queen’s court. 722 more words

Elizabethan Age

children are a blessing

I am not going to tread lightly here: parenting over the past few months has been tough. It has been a really difficult season. Both my husband and I have felt burnt out and like we can’t keep on and are just making it by going through the motions. 1,057 more words


From Doctor Faustus

Faust. Ah, Faustus,
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be damn’d perpetually!
Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of Heaven, 482 more words

Hello 2016

Well its over 3 weeks into 2016 already, I hope it’s not a sign of the speed of the year to come! Its been a little strange not doing The 52 Week Project posts, I’m still not sure what will be best to do to make sure I keep up the regular photos! 260 more words


This Happened Tonight

I typically reserve my outings to San Francisco for the weekends, but today was a rare treat because we happened to have an offsite in the afternoon and then decided to head out to dinner nearby afterwards. 165 more words

This Or That

As You Like It: the fulfilment of a promise

In Rival Poet, Will makes a solemn promise to Kit that he will show two men dressed as men kissing on the English stage before he dies. 7,211 more words


Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,

Somehow the first line of this poem by Christopher Marlowe has passed into the English language as a synonym for Helen of Troy. It might be at least as famous as any line from Homer or Virgil’s classical versions of the Trojan Wars, the Iliad and the Aeneid. 354 more words