Christopher Marlowe

1564-1593

 

Elizabethan poet and William Shakespeare's most important predecessor in English drama.

Marlowe graduated from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1584. After 1587, he was in London, writing for the theatres, occasionaly getting into trouble with the authorities because of his violent behaviour. He was killed in a fight in a tavern because of the bill.

Marlowe translated Ovid's work from Latin and started writing plays in his college years. His most famous play is "Doctor Faustus" (1604).

Auteur dramatique anglais. L'un des plus célèbres prédécesseurs de Shakespeare.

 

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