History Play: The Lies and Afterlife of Christopher Marlowe

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A gloriously playful retake of the biographies of Shakespeare and Marlowe. Working with hard facts and a healthy dose of conjecture, History Play questions the purpose of biography in a stunning narrative of the imagination.'About anyone so great as Shakespeare, it is probable that we can never be right; and if we can never be right, it is better that we should from time to time change our way of being wrong.' T. S. EliotMark Twain likened writing the biography of Shakespeare to reconstructing the skeleton of a brontosaurus ...

History Play: The Lies and Afterlife of Christopher Marlowe 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780007121236

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