Christopher Marlowe - the man who wrote Shakespeare
By John Barber
Published: May 17, 2012.
Imagine that the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe did not meet his death in a tavern brawl on 30 May 1593 but with the aid of Elizabeth’s secret service escaped to Italy and an innocent stranger killed in his place. This essay assumes that to the truth and examines the works of Shakespeare as being influenced by Marlowe forwarding part or completed scripts from his place of exile.