Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe

England 1564 – 1593

Comments: Elizabethan playwright; inspiration for certain Satanists; died young, or one theory is he pretended to die, then wrote as Shakespeare;


Teachers: Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster; Ovid; Johann Spies; G. R. Widmann ; Nikolaus Pfitzer;

Students: William Shakespeare; Johann Wolfgang Goethe ; Dr. Johann Georg Faust AKA Johann Fust AKA Doctor Jörg Faustus von Haidlberg ; Charles Nicholl; Arbella Stuart ; Francis Meres; Leslie Hotson; Anton LaVey; H. P. Lovecraft; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Algernon Blackwood; Arthur Machen; Michael Aquino of the Temple of Set; Manly P. Hall, who thinks Francis Baconor he wrote William Shakespeare's plays; Randy Newman, musician; Elizabeth M. Butler aka E. M. Butler aka author of The Myth of the Magus; Dale Pendell, author of Seeking Faust; Robert Blanchard aka Rozette Kryla-Budde ;


Friends: Thomas Nashe, writing partner; Edward Alleyn, actor; George Chapman; Thomas Kyd; Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, patron; Thomas Walsingham; Eleanor Bull; Ingram Frizer; Nicholas Skeres ; Robert Poley; Thomas Harriot, mathematician ; Sir Walter Raleigh;

Enemies: Ingram Frizer, murdered him; William Stanley; Richard Baines;

Organizations: The King's School in Canterbury (later named after him); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge;

Author: Dido, Queen of Carthage, 1587; Tamburlaine the Great, 1587; and it's sequel, Tamburlaine the Great, Part II; The Jew of Malta, 1589, pretty anti-Semitic; Edward the Second; The Massacre at Paris; The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, on raising the Devil AKA The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, 1589; poem Hero and Leander;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Marlowe; http://www.marlowe-society.org/; read him here -http://www2.prestel.co.uk/rey/index.htm and especially here http://www2.prestel.co.uk/rey/faustus.htm ; or listen in English here - http://librivox.org/author/291 ; ; http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/newman-devilish-fun-faust-article-1.1849557 ;