KMP Project Assistant Andrew Jeromski (Framingham ’19; G ’21) has transcribed, edited, and encoded the two prefatory epistles to Thomas Newman’s 1591 edition of Sir Phillip Sidney’s Astrophel & Stella using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. This transcription was prepared
Nashe, Thomas. The Works of Thomas Nashe, edited by Ronald B. McKerrow. Basil Blackwell Oxford, 1966. 5 vols.
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
Gabriel Harvey (1550-1630) served as a Praelector and professor of Rhetoric at Cambridge University from 1574 to 1576 – he graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1570. Born in Saffron Walden, Essex, Gabriel was the eldest son of John and
“Shakespeare’s” Henry VI isn’t Authorship has become one of the most heated topics in Elizabethan drama today, inviting readers to take note of recent evidence pointing to collaborators of famous works, previously defined by one author. The contributions of Christopher
After looking at all the different study guides, we’ve concluded that these guides are not helpful for understanding character analysis. Many leave out helpful information that students need to fully understand the specific character in any meaningful way, and they
Online study guides are beneficial tools for those wanting general background knowledge about a literary work, but they fail to provide nuanced analysis. While using online study guides can provide superficial knowledge and analysis, one must have a “buyer beware”
Nikita Milivojević’s stage adaptation, translated from Serbian to English by Zoran Paunović, and part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival, was performed by the National Theatre in Association with Laza Kostic Fund, from Belgrade, Serbia. Starring Hadzi Nenad Maricic
Jane Howell’s (Screenplay, Class Act) adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part I, stars Peter Benson (Heartbeat) as the titular King Henry VI, Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice) as Joan La Pucelle, and Julia Foster (The Loneliness of the Long
Click on the image below to read Henry VI, Part One on the Folger Digital Texts interface. This text has been transcribed, edited, and encoded; it is fully searchable in either original or modernized spellings. Return to Works
Why Kit Marlowe now? Christopher (aka Kit) Marlowe was born in 1564 and died dramatically in 1593. He was one of William Shakespeare’s most interesting contemporaries; they surely exchanged ideas around the playhouses and taverns. Marlowe was also close with
Here one may link to the EEBO-TCP’s transcribed edition of the 1594 edition of Dido, Queen of Carthage written by Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe. The text has been generated from the microfilm facsimile versions of the play available through the Early English Books
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Here one may link to Early Modern English Drama’s (Folger Shakespeare Library) edited edition of the 1594 Dido, Queen of Carthage written by Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe. This edition features original and modernized spelling reading versions, plus downloadable PDFs or XML files.
Dido, Queen of Carthage Marlowe, Christopher and Thomas Nashe. The Tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage. Edited by Meaghan Brown, Michael Poston, and Elizabeth Williamson. A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama, Folger Shakespeare Library, emed.folger.edu. Marlowe, Christopher and Thomas Nashe. The Tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage. Folger Shakespeare Library, LUNA: Folger
Sir Thomas Walsingham (1561-1630) was an important landowner and literary patron. Ingram Frizer was employed by Walsingham, at Scadbury Manor before he killed Christopher Marlowe. Walsingham may have allowed Marlowe to live at one of the many houses he inherited.
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
Richard Topcliffe served Queen Elizabeth as an interrogator in 1557 at the Tower of London and Bridewell Prison. Bridewell is presumed to be where Topcliffe interrogated Thomas Kyd. He was considered a merciless persecutor of Catholics. It is stated that “no blot
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
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/.
Thomas Nashe. The Oxford Authorship Site. Oxford Authorship Site, n.d. www.oxford- shakespeare.com/nashe.html. Accessed 08 Feb. 2017.
Nicholl, Charles. A Cup of News: The Life of Thomas Nashe. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. Nicholl, Charles. The Reckoning: the Murder of Christopher Marlowe. Vintage, 2002.
Lamb, R. “Thomas Nashe: Elizabethan Writer.” Thomas Nashe: Elizabethan Writer, 2015, members.tripod.com.
Jokinen, Anniina. “The Life of Thomas Nashe.” Luminarium, luminarium.org. — “Christopher Marlowe.” Luminarium, luminarium.org. — “The Life of Samuel Daniel.” Luminarium, luminarium.org. — “The Life of George Peele (1558-1598).” Luminarium, www.luminarium.org/renlit/peelebio.htm.
Hutson, Lorna. Thomas Nashe in Context. Oxford University Press, 1989.
John Lyly (c. 1553/1554 Kent, England – November 1606 London, England) was an Elizabethan prose writer, dramatist, playwright, poet, and politician for Queen Elizabeth’s court. John Lyly was an Elizabethan prose writer, dramatist, playwright, poet, and politician for Queen Elizabeth’s
Richard Topcliffe (1531-1604) was an interrogator at the Tower of London. Born on November 14, 1531 in Londonshire, Topcliffe lost both his parents by age 12. Later, he was orphaned by his uncle. According to records, Topcliffe served Queen Elizabeth in 1557 at the Tower of London or Bridewell Prison (Bindoff). Bridewell is presumed where Topcliffe interrogated Kit Marlowe’s roommate, Thomas Kyd. While
Robert Greene Robert Greene (1558-1592) was a popular English pamphleteer and dramatist. Most famously known for a pamphlet attributed to him, Greene’s Groats-Worth of Wit, which is believed to critique William Shakespeare. Greene was known for his negative critiques of his