History Creator / ChristopherMarlowe

26th Dec '17 9:48:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' has Marlowe alive during the 20th century, being a long-lived vampire.
22nd Nov '17 5:17:46 PM nombretomado
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Marlowe's death in what was considered a BarBrawl at Deptford was long the source of suspicion and rumor. In the 20th Century, a researcher discovered the original coroner's report and while he dismissed foul play, he did note that Marlowe spent his final day in the company of known underworld types linked to Thomas Walsingham, a relative of Queen Elizabeth's hatchet-man Sir Francis Walsingham. This has fed much ConspiracyTheory about Marlowe and the circumstances of his death. There are still others who argue that Marlowe faked his death and continued writing under the pseudonym of... Creator/WilliamShakespeare. This is far from being the most popular theory even among aficionados of the Shakespearean authorship theory.

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Marlowe's death in what was considered a BarBrawl at Deptford was long the source of suspicion and rumor. In the 20th Century, a researcher discovered the original coroner's report and while he dismissed foul play, he did note that Marlowe spent his final day in the company of known underworld types linked to Thomas Walsingham, a relative of Queen Elizabeth's hatchet-man Sir Francis Walsingham. This has fed much ConspiracyTheory many UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories about Marlowe and the circumstances of his death. There are still others who argue that Marlowe faked his death and continued writing under the pseudonym of... Creator/WilliamShakespeare. This is far from being the most popular theory even among aficionados of the Shakespearean authorship theory.



* ConspiracyTheory: On account of the overall mystery of his life and various authorship theories:
** ''Film/{{Anonymous}}'' portrays Marlowe as a friend of the Earl of Oxford (i.e. the candidate for the True-Shakespeare in this DanBrowned film of the Authorship Theory) and in the film he is killed by the true Shakespeare.
** ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' has Marlowe as an immortal vampire who faked his death and continues into the 21st Century (where he's played by Creator/JohnHurt). Shakespeare is treated as a writer who Marlowe used as a front and who he resents for taking credit for his works. Why Marlowe felt the need to fake his death and use a front, and keep the secret is not clarified.
14th Nov '17 4:19:27 PM Jake18
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Marlowe's death in what was considered a Bar Brawl at Deptford was long the source of suspicion and rumor. In the 20th Century, a researcher discovered the original coroner's report and while he dismissed foul play, he did note that Marlowe spent his final day in the company of known underworld types linked to Thomas Walsingham, a relative of Queen Elizabeth's hatchet-man Sir Francis Walsingham. This has fed much ConspiracyTheory about Marlowe and the circumstances of his death. There are still others who argue that Marlowe faked his death and continued writing under the pseudonym of... Creator/WilliamShakespeare. This is far from being the most popular theory even among aficionados of the Shakespearean authorship theory.

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Marlowe's death in what was considered a Bar Brawl BarBrawl at Deptford was long the source of suspicion and rumor. In the 20th Century, a researcher discovered the original coroner's report and while he dismissed foul play, he did note that Marlowe spent his final day in the company of known underworld types linked to Thomas Walsingham, a relative of Queen Elizabeth's hatchet-man Sir Francis Walsingham. This has fed much ConspiracyTheory about Marlowe and the circumstances of his death. There are still others who argue that Marlowe faked his death and continued writing under the pseudonym of... Creator/WilliamShakespeare. This is far from being the most popular theory even among aficionados of the Shakespearean authorship theory.
11th Nov '17 8:11:27 PM MisterDrBob2
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* ''Theatre/HenryVI'' (co-written with Shakespeare)

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Additionally, in 2016, the Oxford University Press attributed the three parts of
''Theatre/HenryVI'' (co-written with Shakespeare)to both Marlowe and Shakespeare, but this attribution is controversial and far from universally accepted. Nor is Marlowe the only proposed collaborator in the trilogy, as it has also been suggested that Thomas Nashe co-wrote part 1.
10th Sep '17 9:34:25 AM themisterfree
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** He's also been stated to have founded the [[ComicBook/ActionMan Action Man Programme]] in the ComicBook/HasbroComicUniverse.
23rd Feb '17 4:14:46 AM MrThorfan64
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* ''Theatre/HenryVI'' (co-written with Shakespeare)
10th Feb '17 3:59:47 AM SorPepita
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Happens all the time in Marlowe's plays where his characters routinely conspire and betray each other. ''Edward II'' and ''The Jew of Malta'' is especially bad because even the supposed good characters stab each other in the back by the end. The total lack of trust and absence of comic relief at times, makes Marlowe's plays a bleaker read than Shakespeare's.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Happens all the time in Marlowe's plays where his characters routinely conspire and betray each other. ''Edward II'' and ''The Jew of Malta'' is are especially bad because even the supposed good characters stab each other in the back by the end. The total lack of trust and absence of comic relief at times, makes Marlowe's plays a bleaker read than Shakespeare's.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In historical stories, especially ShakespeareInFiction, its common to portray Shakespeare feeling that Marlowe was always better than him and that had he not died so young, he would be the great writer of his day. This is especially the case in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' and Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In historical stories, especially ShakespeareInFiction, its it's common to portray Shakespeare feeling that Marlowe was always better than him and that had he not died so young, he would be the great writer of his day. This is especially the case in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' and Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.



* CloakAndDagger: Other historical stories feature Marlowe as [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie a gay atheist Elizabethan James Bond]], Peter Whelan's play ''The School of Night'' does this. Marlowe is believed to have been a spy and an associate of Walter Raleigh at any rate.

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* CloakAndDagger: Other historical stories feature Marlowe as [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie a gay atheist Elizabethan James Bond]], Bond]]; Peter Whelan's play ''The School of Night'' does this. Marlowe is believed to have been a spy and an associate of Walter Raleigh at any rate.



* TheMentor: There's no evidence that he was this to Shakespeare, though there are indications that he and Shakespeare collaborated on ''Theatre/HenryVI'' but Marlowe is often portrayed as the BigManOnCampus who gives advice to the provincial grammar school noob from Stratford who all the other university wits make fun of for his "little greek and latin".
** In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Marlowe looks at Shakespeare's early verse tells him its very bad and that he should probably not waste his time but he does it gently, and Shakespeare takes his [[CompassionateCritic compassionate criticism]] to heart and writes Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream to impress his hero and is disappointed that he died before seeing it.

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* TheMentor: There's no evidence that he was this to Shakespeare, though there are indications that he and Shakespeare collaborated on ''Theatre/HenryVI'' ''Theatre/HenryVI'', but Marlowe is often portrayed as the BigManOnCampus who gives advice to the provincial grammar school noob from Stratford who all the other university wits make fun of for his "little greek and latin".
** In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Marlowe looks at Shakespeare's early verse verse, tells him its it's very bad and that he should probably not waste his time but he does it gently, and Shakespeare takes his [[CompassionateCritic compassionate criticism]] to heart and writes Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream to impress his hero and is disappointed that he died before seeing it.
27th Nov '16 12:43:21 AM eroock
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-->-- '''''[[Theatre/Tamburlaine Tamburlaine the Great]]'''''

'''Christopher Marlowe''' (baptised February 26, 1564 May 30, 1593) was an English poet, dramatist, and translator. He is probably best known for ''[[Theatre/DoctorFaustus The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus]]'', ''Theatre/TheJewOfMalta'', and ''Theatre/{{Tamburlaine}}''. He was one of the first to write English drama in blank verse.

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-->-- '''''[[Theatre/Tamburlaine '''''[[Theatre/{{Tamburlaine}} Tamburlaine the Great]]'''''

'''Christopher Marlowe''' Christopher Marlowe (baptised February 26, 1564 May 30, 1593) was an English poet, dramatist, and translator. He is probably best known for ''[[Theatre/DoctorFaustus The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus]]'', ''Theatre/TheJewOfMalta'', and ''Theatre/{{Tamburlaine}}''. He was one of the first to write English drama in blank verse.
27th Nov '16 12:42:59 AM eroock
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->''Come, let us march against the powers of heaven,''\\
''And set black streamers in the firmament,''\\
''To signify the slaughter of the gods.''
-->--'''''Tamburlaine the Great'''''

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And
set black streamers in the firmament,''\\
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signify the slaughter of the gods.''
-->--'''''Tamburlaine
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-->-- '''''[[Theatre/Tamburlaine Tamburlaine
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Great]]'''''
27th Jun '16 5:02:28 AM JHM
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As a HistoricalDomainCharacter, his appearances in fiction almost invariably feature one or both of (a) his acquaintance with Shakespeare; (b) his death. (Which was somewhat suspicious, and has prompted theories that it was a set-up by the English secret service, either to keep him from spilling some secret or, more creatively, to allow him to adopt a new identity and go into hiding. People who promote the creative version are generally advocates of the theory that Marlowe was the true author of Shakespeare's plays, even the ones written after 1593, or else historical fiction writers who don't care whether it's true because it makes a good story.)

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As a HistoricalDomainCharacter, his appearances in fiction almost invariably feature one or both of (a) his acquaintance with Shakespeare; (b) Shakespeare, his death. (Which was somewhat suspicious, and has prompted theories that it was a set-up by the English secret service, either to keep him from spilling some secret or, more creatively, to allow him to adopt a new identity and go into hiding. People who promote the creative version are generally advocates of the theory that Marlowe was the true author of Shakespeare's plays, even the ones written after 1593, suspicious death, or else historical fiction writers who don't care whether it's true because it makes a good story.)
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