Learning how to observe and describe a text’s discrete features prepares one for any kind of editorial project. The document analysis questionnaire linked below is designed to help one gather preliminary information about a text and make hypotheses about its
Following Park Honan and others, we have taken Marlowe’s supposed career in espionage seriously. See below for information that supports this argument, plus some fun conspiracy theories. Early Life as a Spy Learn about Christopher Marlowe and his early
Nashe, Thomas. “Thomas Nashe’s Strange News: Dedicatorie.” SourceText.com, 23 Dec. 2017, sourcetext.com/thomas-nashes-strange-news-dedicatorie/. Nashe, Thomas. “Pierce’s Supererogation.” Google Books, Google, www.google.com/books/edition/Pierce_s_Supererogation/AD5kAAAAMAAJ?hl=en. Nashe, Thomas. “The Anatomy of Absurdity.” Translated by Nina Green, Oxford Shakespeare, 1999, www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Nashe/Anatomy_Absurdity.pdf. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “ Thomas
Return to About The Kit Marlowe Project is directed by Kristen Abbott Bennett and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Shakespeare Reloaded offers several activities that generate novel perspectives for class discussions. In university classrooms, one might assign activities for homework and then use them as a jumping off point for class discussion.
Looking for full-text primary source materials can be a challenge. The EEBO-TCP collection puts a wealth of such materials just a few clicks away. Here are some tutorials to get you started searching the EEBO-TCP database. Return to Research Video
The Spring 2020 Project Team would like to thank Rachel Dankert (Folger Shakespeare Library) for providing research support during the COVID-19 crisis. This year’s goal was to create encyclopedia entries and to update existing pages. The Spring 2020 project team
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was born Elizabeth Tudor on September 7, 1533. She was the first daughter of King Henry VIII and only child of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. King Henry had her mother executed when Elizabeth was three
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Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia? Nihilne te nocturnum praesidium Palati, nihil urbis vigiliae, nihil timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic munitissimus
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Kristen Abbott Bennett ENG 200: Shakespeare, Framingham State University Formal Assignment 4 Due: 11/30/18 Assignment: You may work in pairs, or groups of 3-4, to complete ONE of the following assignment options: Curate an online collection of available full-text editions
Rowan Pereira, Project Intern, Fall 2018, Stonehill ’19 Date Time 9/23 11:00-12:15 (1.25) 9/25 1:45-3:45 (2) 9/28 1:00-4:00 (3) 9/29 10:00-12:00 (2) Sunday (9/23): Professor Bennett and I had a Skype call to go over any questions that
Rowan Pereira, Project Intern, Fall 2018, Stonehill ’19 Date Time 9/13 3:15-4:30 (1.25) Thursday (9/13): I started to edit the 1664 edition of Faustus. I printed the TAPAS version of the document and the pdf version, and made it up
Please note that all of the foregoing teaching resources have been authored and should be cited accordingly. The Kit Marlowe Project by Kristen Abbott Bennett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The following images have been generated to function in web apps like Knightlab’s Timeline JS and others. Most are linked to their corresponding pages and posts on The Kit Marlowe Project Website.
Profs. Hamlin & Bennett Rogue’s Progress Spring 2018 Proofreading Faustus Encodings: A Checklist First: Check to make sure your file is valid. Correct any errors until you get that happy green square at the bottom of your screen. Although validity
Part 1: Rules for transcribing early modern texts for publication on the KMP site and TAPAS platform Part One of this transcription guide closely follows the “How-to #0: Rules for transcription” guide authored by Janelle Jenstad and Martin Holmes at
This transcribed, encoded, and edited edition of Edward II has been made available by The Folger’s Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. It follows the 1594 edition first printed by Robert Robinson for William Jones. Return to Edward II Return to Works
Working backwards & Dr. Who The first activity we did in this class was bibliography editing and when I first learned that was the plan, I had mixed feelings. At first I thought that it was going to be
Taylor Long Professor Bennett LC 347-A 20 February 2017 Unit 1: Dangerous Knowledge Discoveries The Dangerous Knowledge unit introduced the class to the digital humanities, a growing field with a need for expansion. The Kit Marlowe Project will create an
Metacognitive Essay #1 A Rogue’s Process Justin M. Boure Professor Bennett A Metacognitive Salute to Marlowe & Co. The bibliography editing activities made me reconsider how tedious, yet, important it is to ensure that citations are up to date with
Rowan & Ethan “How to” guides for GraphCommons, Hypothesis Would you like to schedule special showing of Gutenberg flick? Notes: Game:email@example.com
Image Credits KMP Home Page Mini-Archive tile: Photograph by Kathryn Joy (Stonehill ’17) Works tile: Christopher Marlowe, The Massacre at Paris (fragment). c. 1590. LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection, v.b.8, luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/detail/FOLGERCM1~6~6~930091~163116:The-massacre-at-Paris–fragment—m?sort=call_number%2Cmpsortorder1%2Ccd_title%2Cimprint&qvq=q:j.b.8;sort:call_number%2Cmpsortorder1%2Ccd_title%2Cimprint;lc:FOLGERCM1~6~6&mi=0&trs=2. Accessed 6 March 2018. Family Tree, Social Networks, Conspiracy Theories, Espionage, Game, and
This is an electronic facsimile of Una Mary Ellis-Fermor’s 1930 edition of Tamburlaine the Great in Two Parts, first published by Gordian Press and reprinted in 1966. The edition is available electronically thanks to the Marlowe Society of America. Return to Tamburlaine the
This edition of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, The Second Part was edited and modernized by Alexander Dyce in 1850. It was later transcribed and published on Project Gutenberg in 2008. Return to Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two Return to Works
This 1950 Everyman’s Library edition of The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great was originally edited by Ernest Rhys. Stephanie Bear later prepared the edition for republication on the Renascence Editions website. This edition is fully downloadable and features modernized spelling. Return to Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two Return to Works
This transcribed Project Gutenberg edition of Edward II was first printed in London by Richard Bradocke in 1598. According to the ESTC, several copies remain in Britain and North America. Return to Edward II Return to Works
The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta was published in 1633 in London by I.B. for Nicholas Vavasour. The play was first performed in 1589 by Lord Strange’s Men. Click on the image below to link to Early Modern
This edition of The Jew of Malta is a Project Gutenberg transcription of Alexander Dyce’s 1850 edition of the play. It was first released online on July 26, 2008 and updated on January 15, 2013. Click on the image to link
The 1887 edition was edited by Osbourne William Tancock. The physical edition can be found in the Canadian Libraries or the University of Toronto Robarts Library, but the online version was found on the Internet Archive. This edition includes an
Here one may link to the Internet Archive edition of Edward the Second. This edition was released in 1622. The website contains pictures of the original copy that can be flipped through. Copies are located in the Boston Public Library, and
Here one may link to the 1594 title page of Dido, Queen of Carthage written by Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe (LUNA 9488; STC 17441). This title page, printed by Widow Orwin for Thomas Woodcocke, also features the play’s dramatis personae, not entirely common
The play was reprinted with only minor changes in 1612. In versions like this one imaged by the British Library, the title page was expanded to reflect the dramatic role, not only of Edward the second and proud Mortimer, but
This text is a facsimile of The Tragedie of Doctor Faustus and can be found on the Perseus Project website. This version is a B text. This version was created in 1616 and was edited by Hillary Binda. Return to Doctor
This version edited by Reverend Alexander Dyce and published on November 3, 2009. It is an example of the A text, and was produced by Gary Young and David Widger. Dyce was a Scottish dramatic editor and literary historian who
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, offers digital versions of early rare books under a Creative Commons license.
Oxford Reference is an excellent resource for looking up classical and early modern figures.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary is a good reference for learning about classical figures.
Pelagios’s Recogito is a web-based platform from which one may upload .txt files, tag placeNames, create maps, and more.
EMED: The Digital Anthology of Early Modern Drama, published by the Folger Shakespeare Library is presently the sole resource for reliably edited, encoded editions of Christopher Marlowe’s dramatic corpus, as well as works by his contemporaries (excluding Shakespeare). The EMED
Early Modern Print offers text analysis tools and computational approaches to exploring works printed before 1700 in the Early English Books Online database.
This tool allows one to search the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database for key words using both fuzzy searches and regular expressions.
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Wernham, Richard Bruce. Christopher Marlowe at Flushing in 1592, The English Historical Review,Volume 91, Issue 359, 1 April 1976, Pages 344–345, doi.org/10.1093/ehr/XCI.CCCLIX.344. Accessed 12 Oct. 2017.
Hilsman, Hoyt, “Anonymous and the Marlowe Conspiracy.” Huffington Post. Cultural Weekly, 27, Oct, 2011. www.huffingtonpost.com.
Barber, Ros. “Did Christopher Marlowe Fake His Death?” Huffington Post, 6 Apr. 2014, huffingtonpost.com. Barber, Ros. “Shakespeare Authorship Doubt in 1593.” Critical Survey, vol. 21, no. 2, 2009, pp. 83–110. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/41556314.
Nicholl, Charles. The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe. Vintage, 2002.
Ingram Frizer (1561-1627) is known for the murder of Christopher Marlowe, in an act done by the English Secret Service. Ingram Frizer was supposedly born in Kingsclere, Hampshire. Before Marlowe’s death, he was known as a dishonest businessman in real
“Christopher Marlowe.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., August 2017, www.britannica.com/biography/Christopher-Marlowe. Accessed 9 October 2017.
Bennett, Kristen Abbott, ‘Negotiating Authority through Conversation: Thomas Nashe and Richard Jones’ in Kristen Abbott Bennett (ed.), Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015), pp. 102-131. 28 Sept. 2017.
“Thomas Nashe’s Pierce Penniless.” Baylor University Theatre Arts, n.d. www.baylor.edu/theatre/index.php?id=89737. Accessed 08 Feb. 2017.
The Thomas Nashe Project. Directed by Jennifer Richards at Newcastle University, research.ncl.ac.uk/thethomasnasheproject/thomasnashe/.
Richards, Jennifer. The Thomas Nashe Project. Newcastle University, n.d. research.ncl.ac.uk/thethomasnasheproject/thomasnashe/. Accessed 08 Feb. 2017.
Thomas Nashe. The Oxford Authorship Site. Oxford Authorship Site, n.d. www.oxford- shakespeare.com/nashe.html. Accessed 08 Feb. 2017.
“Marlowe: What (Little) We Know.” Public Brodcasting System, www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muchado/fine/bios.html. Accessed 28 Sept. 2017.
“Marlowe’s Lives.” Michigan Quarterly Review, hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.act2080.0042.306. Accessed 28 September 2017.
“The Bradley Affray.” The Marlowe Studies, themarlowestudies.org/wraight_bradley_duel.html. Accessed 28 September 2017.
“Richard Topcliffe: The Queen’s Torturer.” Mathew Lyons WordPress N.p., 12 Nov. 2012. mathewlyons.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/richard-topcliffe-the-queens-torturer/.
“I Have Heard of Your Paintings Too’. (Hamlet III, i, 148).” The Review of English Studies, vol. 5, no. 19, 1929, pp. 312–317, www.jstor.org/stable/507732. Accessed 28 September 2017.
“‘To Seek New Worlds, For Gold, For Praise, For Glory’: El Dorado And Empire In Sixteenth-Century Guiana.” Latin Americanist, 58.89-104, Academic Search Complete, www.web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?sid=3cdeb86a-b601-4ed5-b5ec-47e15545102a%40sessionmgr4006&vid=0&hid=4206&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=95615780&db=a9h. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
Thomas Watson Thomas Watson was an English poet and author of Hekatompathia, a collection of sonnets published in 1582. Many scholars, including Ibrahim Alhiyari, believe he was born between 1555 and 1557 and died on September 26th, 1592. Watson and his friend Christopher Marlowe were
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