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Christopher Marlowe (I) (1564–1593)

Born the son of a shoe-maker two months before the birth of another famous playwright, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe achieved fame as an Elizabethan dramatist as well as an atheist. He was killed in a tavern brawl by a former friend, allegedly over a bill. There is now some evidence that suggests his death was in fact an assassination. See full bio »

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 2012 The Ghosts of Faust (Video) (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus")
 1994 Lesson Faust (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus")
 1994 The Death of Molière (Video)
 1991 Edward II (play)
 1982 Edward II (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Il Fausto di Marlowe (TV Movie) (original play)
 1973 But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1973)
 1970 Edward II (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Doctor Faustus (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus")
 1966 The Deadly Affair (play "Edward II" - uncredited)
 1964 About Religion (TV Series) (poetry and prose - 1 episode)
 1961 Doctor Faustus (TV Series) (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus" - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus")
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus")
 1959 The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 Telescope (TV Movie)
 1947 Edward II (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (TV Movie) (play)
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Stage: His play, "The Jew of Malta" was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alun Armstrong, John Carlisle, James Fleet, Linda Spurrier, Gregory Doran, Stella Gonet, Barrie Rutter, Shirley King, Peter Polycarpou and Phil Daniels in the cast. Barry Kyle was ... See more »

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The earliest historical record of Christopher Marlowe is the date of his baptism, which took place February 26, 1564, in Canterbury. Although the exact date of his birth is not known, children were traditionally baptized three days after being born.


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