An English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's mysterious early death. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists.
HERO AND LEANDER
EPIGRAMS BY J. D.
THE FIRST BOOK OF LUCAN
THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE
DIALOGUE IN VERSE
INDEX TO THE NOTES
The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage (1594)
Massacre at Paris
Edward the Second
The Jew of Malta (1633)
Tamburlaine the Great — Part 1 (1590)
Tamburlaine the Great — Part 2 (1590)
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1604)
The Jew of Malta (first published as The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta), about a Maltese Jew's barbarous revenge against the city authorities.
Edward the Second is an English history play about the deposition of King Edward II by his barons and the Queen, who resent the undue influence the king's favourites have in court and state affairs. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.
The Massacre at Paris is considered his most dangerous play, as agitators in London seized on its theme to advocate the murders of refugees from the low countries and, indeed, it warns Elizabeth I of this possibility in its last scene. Its full title was The Massacre at Paris: With the Death of the Duke of Guise.
Read alsoChristopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Declared by Swinburne as having 'no parallel in all the range of tragedy', Doctor Faustus is considered Christopher Marlowe's greatest work. This edition of his play gathers together both published versions of The Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus, from the Quarto of 1604, and the Quarto of 1616, each with modernized spelling and full textual…