Tuesday 12 April 2016

Christopher Marlowe Playwright .Spy. Murder. Myths busted at this fab event

Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan playwright, met his untimely death in Deptford on 30th May 1593.  Although he was only twenty nine years old, he had taken the London theatre world by storm producing seven plays including Tamburlaine the Great, The Jew of Malta, Dr. Faustus and Edward II.  Indeed, if Shakespeare had died at the same time as Marlowe, Marlowe would be considered the greater playwright.  As is often the case with those who die tragically young, several myths and rumours have grown up around Marlowe.  There have been suggestions of atheism, espionage, murder and even that his death might have been faked. Dr. Band of Regent’s University London and Italia Conti explores some of these rumours and exposes the facts behind the myths in a fascinating talk which is punctuated with readings and recitations from Marlowe’s plays and poems by actor Nat McCloskey.  For more detail visit: http://www.deptfordheritagefestival.org.uk/christopher-marlowe/

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