Tag: Christopher Marlowe

Literature

A Short Analysis of Christopher Marlowe’s ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’

‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ is Christopher Marlowe’s most widely anthologised and best-known poem (he also wrote plays, including The Jew of Malta and Dr Faustus, which would influence Shakespeare’s early plays). A classic of the pastoral tradition of English poetry, ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ deserves closer […]

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Christopher Marlowe

Curious trivia about playwright Christopher Marlowe 1. Christopher Marlowe was a pioneer of the Elizabethan theatre. He influenced Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s biographer Jonathan Bate has even suggested that Marlowe and Shakespeare became locked in a competition, where each influenced the other. Marlowe was just two months older than Shakespeare: he was […]