History Play: The Lives And Afterlife Of Christopher Marlowe

By Rodney Bolt

A wonderful combination of history, fantasy, constructed reality and Shakespeare studies.
~ Philippa Gregory

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Publish Date: 2004

What if Christopher Marlowe staged his own death, fled to the Continent and went on to write the works we now attribute to Shakespeare? Starting from this controversial assumption, Rodney Bolt playfully imagines a different version of history, one which challenges our quasi-religious deference towards Shakespeare.