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Christopher MarloweTwo new biographical books


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 03:04 PM

Daniel Swift reviews two new books, one non-fiction, one fiction, on the life of the playwright Christopher Marlowe, for The Nation:

http://www.thenation...0050321&s=swift

It is precisely this combination of ordinary and extraordinary activities [of Marlowe’s career], played out in a single life, that makes Marlowe a fascinating, and yet impossible, biographical subject.



He also mentions that two new biographies of Shakespeare are in the works.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:11 PM

John Gross, author of "Shylock," one of my favorite Shakespeare books, reviews new Shakespeare books by Stephen Greenblatt and Marjorie Garber, for Commentary:


http://www.commentar...?aid=11903059_1


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