Christopher Marlowe

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Ay, to the proof: did Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew have two authors?
Groundbreaking linguistic analysis indicates Christopher Marlowe co-wrote section of play

Dalya Alberge

14, Apr, 2020 @2:24 PM

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Faustus: That Damned Woman review – devilish drama is far from divine
Chris Bush’s female Faustus is original, ambitious and fantastically revisionist – but this bare-boned production fails to save its soul

Arifa Akbar

29, Jan, 2020 @12:03 PM

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That damned woman: why my Faustus is female
Playwright Chris Bush has turned Faust into a young woman in a new version of the story. She is still vainglorious, headstrong and power hungry, but the inversion brings fascinating new insights

Chris Bush

11, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Edward II review – Marlowe's murky drama of love, murder and a hollow crown
Nick Bagnall’s production ably draws out the parallels with Shakespeare’s Richard II and the cast speak the verse beautifully

Kate Maltby

14, Feb, 2019 @5:58 PM

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Doctor Faustus review – devilishly smart show is a hell of a lot of fun
Jocelyn Jee Esien and Pauline McLynn are on glorious form and bring out the glee in Marlowe’s macabre classic

Miriam Gillinson

10, Dec, 2018 @1:11 PM

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The week in theatre: Tamburlaine; Pericles – reviews
Marlowe’s bloody tyrant and Shakespeare’s banished prince both get a rare chance to strut in two very effective productions

Susannah Clapp

02, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Tamburlaine review – Michael Boyd lays on an epic, entrancing bloodbath
A dazzling Jude Owusu is haunted by the dead as the RSC revives Marlowe’s story of violence, vengeance and vanity

Michael Billington

24, Aug, 2018 @11:41 AM

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Kingsley Amis was spied on – but he’s in the best literary company
MI5 kept tabs on Amis, who joins Byron, Wordsworth, Orwell and Iris Murdoch as having been suspected of espionage

John Dugdale

01, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Coriolanus/Dido, Queen of Carthage review – Shakespeare and Marlowe do battle
This well-matched pair of tragedies in the RSC’s Rome season give us strong images, unforgettable lines, probing psychology – and a lot of blood

Michael Billington

23, Sep, 2017 @10:26 AM

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Will review: rock'n'roll Shakespeare series is a badly drawn bard
The US show imagines the life of the playwright as an upstart in Elizabethan London, but its Luhrmann-esque histrionics feel out of place and out of touch

Jake Nevins

10, Jul, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Spy report that criticised Marlowe for 'gay Christ' claim is revealed online
British Library releases ‘Baines note’ in which playwright Christopher Marlowe scandalously suggests Christian communion should be smoked in a pipe

Andrew Dickson

30, Mar, 2017 @11:01 PM

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Tamburlaine review – stylish take on Marlowe's tale of toxic masculinity
A predominantly female cast return the story to its Asian origins in Yellow Earth’s adaptation of the Elizabethan epic

Lyn Gardner

21, Mar, 2017 @3:00 PM

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