Christopher Marlowe (Christened 1564 – Died 30 May 1593), known to friends by his nickname Kit, was an English playwright and poet who lived a short life ridden with scandal and brilliance. Marlowe was the eldest son of a local
Thomas Nashe (1567-1600/1) was a satirical Elizabethan writer of poetry, pamphlets, and dramatic works. Nashe joined St. John’s College of Cambridge University at 14 and received his BA in 1588. Nashe’s career would take a turn when the established church
Robert Greene (1558-1592) was a popular English pamphleteer and dramatist. He was baptized in Norwich on July 11th, 1558. Greene matriculated as a sizar at St. John’s, Cambridge where he received his BA. Later, he received his MA at Clare
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Although not a “Londoner,” Shakespeare spent most of his adult life there writing and performing plays, socializing in the same literary circle as Christopher Marlowe and other University Wits. After Shakespeare left Stratford-upon-Avon to pursue his professional
Thomas Nashe Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) was a satirical Elizabethan writer of poetry, pamphlets, and dramatic works. Nashe was born to William and Margaret Nashe in Lowestoft, England in November 1567. His father joined the church of West Harling when Nashe was