Hero and Leander

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Price
$6.99
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
Pages
26
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.05 X 9.02 inches | 0.11 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781512320350
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About the Author

Dramatist, son of a shoemaker at Canterbury, where he was born, was educated at the King's School there, and in 1581 went to Benet's (now Corpus Christi) College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1583, and M.A. in 1587. Marlowe shunned a life as a clergyman which university wits like himself were expected to follow, and moved to London to pursue the insecure craft of a playwright. Among his early plays were 'Tamburlaine the Great' and 'The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta', all well-received by Elizabethan audiences and displaying an impressive poetic talent that was bold enough to use high-quality blank verse for the first time in English theatre. He collaborated with friend and literary colleague, William Shakespeare, on 'Henry VI' and 'Titus Andronicus' and his influence on Shakespeare is seen in the latter's restrained use of rhyme in 'Richard III'. Traditional rhyme was eschewed by Marlowe in preference for blank verse, over which he acquired a constantly increasing mastery.