Books tagged: elizabethan theatre

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Mark Twain's 'Is Shakespeare Dead?'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Essay » Author profile
Mark Twain's hilarious (1909) debunking of the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare, adapted as a monologue for the stage by Keir Cutler, PhD. Performed across North America since 2002. "Cutler humorously distills Twain's thesis that Shakespeare didn't actually write the great works attributed to him. It's a compelling argument . . . great comic effect." Orlando Sentinel
Christopher Marlowe - the man who wrote Shakespeare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Imagine that Christopher Marlowe did not meet his death in a tavern brawl on 30 May 1593 but with the aid of the secret service escaped to Italy and an innocent stranger killed in his place. This essay ponders the idea that the Shakespeare canon was influenced by Marlowe who sent scripts back to England from Padua, his place of exile.