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The Works of Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (bap. 26 February 1564, Canterbury, England – 30 May 1593, Deptford, England), English Renaissance playwright and poet.

Plays
Title  Composed First Performance First Pub. Authorship
1 Dido, Queen of Carthage 1585-86? 1593, Children of the Queen's Chapel 1594 co-written with Thomas Nash
2 Tamburlaine the Great, Part One 1587-88 1587-88?, Admiral's Men 1590 CM
3 Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two 1587-88 1587-88?, Admiral's Men 1590 CM
4 The Jew of Malta 1588-92 1592, Strange's Men 1633 CM
5 Doctor Faustus 1588-92 1594, Admiral's Men 'A', 1604
'B', 1616
CM
6 Edward the Second 1588-92 1594, Pembroke's Men 1594 CM
7 The Massacre at Paris 1588-92 1592-93, Strange's Men;  1594, Admiral's Men after 1594 CM
Poems
Title  Composed First Published Authorship
1 Ovid's Elegies 1584-85 late 1590s-early 17th century CM translator
2 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' 1587-88? partially, 1599, in The Passionate Pilgrim CM
3 First book of Lucan's The Pharsalia 1593 1600 CM, translator
4 Hero and Leander 1592-1593,
unfinished
1598 CM, completed by George Chapman
5 Epitaph on Sir Roger Manwood btw 1592-1593 [1593] CM
6 Dedicatory Epistle to Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke btw 1592-1593 1592, preface to Thomas Watson's Amintae gaudia CM attributed

Notes

1 Two different versions referred to as 'A' and 'B'.
2. Earliest performances of a tragedy of the Guise thought to be Marlowe's.

Sources

Cheney, P., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe. Cambridge, etc: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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