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Christopher Marlowe:

Christopher Marlowe was an English playwright, poet, and translator in the Elizabethan Period. He was born in 1564 in England. He was the greatest dramatist of English literature before William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was particularly influenced by Christopher Marlowe's writings. Although Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare were born in the same year, Shakespeare became prominent after Marlowe's mysterious early death.  He was a University wit. He was the father of English Tragedy. He introduced Blank Verse in English drama. In 1593 at the age of 29, he was stabbed to death by a spy.

Famous Tragedies of Christopher Marlowe:

  • Doctor Faustus
  • The Jew of Malta
  • Tamburlaine the Great
  • Edward-II 
  • The Massacre of Paris
  • Dido, Queen of Carthage
  • Hero and Leander
  • You Never Can Tell
  • A Passionate Shepherd to His Love

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