|** MOUSEOVER THE
IMAGE ** to see
The Man Behind the
|Marlowe is the greatest discoverer, the most daring
pioneer, in all
our poetic literature. Before him there was no
genuine English blank verse or tragedy. After his arrival, the way was
prepared—the path made straight for Shakespeare.
The Marliad--An Epic Essay in Verse
To all you "Shakespeare" fans
out there I say:
The Stratford actor never wrote a play,
Oh no. Kit Marley (known as
Four centuries ago, the words we quote
From Hero and Leander, Lucan's First Book
(Translated from the Latin)--Have a look
At Ovid, too, and Venus & Adonis,
Rape of Lucrece, The Shrew, Merchant of Venice,
Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus,
King Lear, the famous tragedy of Hamlet
Six King Henry plays, Richard 3 and 2,
The Tempest, As You Like It, Much Ado,
Macbeth, King John, the dark tale of Othello--
In brief, most lines in the Folio
Of 'Shakespeare' plays and scores of Sonnets, too,
And other famous verses you may know:
Whoever loved, that loved
not at first sight?
Have you ever heard this saw of might?
It's one of many Christopher did write.
Now I invoke Calliope, the muse
Of poetry for potent words to use,
And phrases fresh (like water clear and cold),
Plus a plot that's straightforward and bold,
To tell “the second greatest story ever told.”
So, listen up, if you have ears to hear--
Kit Marley used the pseudonym "Shake-speare,"
And William Shakspere's name
procured a share,
Sudden & fearful
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For the latest on the Marlowe=
Shakespeare scene visit the Marlowe-Shakespeare
blog, or the Marlowe Society
(England) or the new Marlowe Lives! blog of all the latest news about
our hero around the world.
Theory" Wikipedia entry