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Christopher Marlowe

English playwright, poet, and translator Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) lived during the Elizabethan period. He was educated at the King's School and afterwards Cambridge University after being born in Canterbury, England. His plays, such as "Tamburlaine the Great," "Doctor Faustus," "The Jew of Malta," and "Edward II," were well-known and ground-breaking at the time they were written. Marlowe's writings often dealt with themes of power, politics, and religion. His literary style was...See more