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Marlowe, Christopher Line breaks: Chris|to¦pher Mar|lowe
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːləʊ/

Definition of Marlowe, Christopher in English:

(1564–93), English dramatist and poet. As a dramatist he brought a new strength and vitality to blank verse; his work influenced Shakespeare’s early historical plays. Notable plays: Doctor Faustus (circa 1590) and The Jew of Malta (1592).


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  • One of the great discoveries of recent years has been that the Henry VI plays are more than a Marlovian bloodbath: as both directors have shown, they deal with nationhood, politics and time.
  • Yet an amateur reader would be hard pressed to find the Marlovian equivalent of The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard.
  • Richard himself has clearer blood lines in literature than in history: he is Vice, Machiavel, Senecan tyrant, and Marlovian hero, and at the same time kin to Mercutio and Hamlet, the plain-speaking critics of hypocrisy and affectation.
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