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The Resource History play : the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe, Rodney Bolt

History play : the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe, Rodney Bolt

Label
History play : the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe
Title
History play
Title remainder
the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Bolt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark Twain likened writing the biography of Shakespeare to reconstructing the skeleton of a brontosaurus - using "nine bones and six hundred barrels of plaster of Paris." All biographies of Shakespeare use the same few dozen facts, kneaded together with legend and leavened with a large dollop of the author's imagination." "Rodney Bolt has built a different brontosaurus. Without trying to prove it, his book assumes that, rather than dying at twenty-nine in a tavern brawl, Christopher Marlowe staged his own death, fled to Europe, and went on to write the work attributed to Shakespeare. This is the starting point for a mischievous and brilliantly written biography of Marlowe, which turns out to be a life of the Bard as well." "Using real historical sources plus a generous dose of speculation, Bolt paints a rich and rollicking picture of Elizabethan life. As we accompany Marlowe into the halls of academia, the society of the popular English players traveling Europe, and the dangerous underworld of Elizabethan espionage, a fascinating and almost plausible life story emerges, along with a startlingly fresh look at the plays and poetry we know as Shakespeare's. Tapping into centuries of speculation about the man behind the work, about whom so few facts are known for sure, Rodney Bolt slyly winds the lives of two beloved playwrights into one."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolt, Rodney
Dewey number
  • 822/.3
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2673
LC item number
.B65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dramatists, English
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Marlowe, Christopher
Label
History play : the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe, Rodney Bolt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dead man in Deptford -- Prefaces to Shakespeare -- Une histoire inventée -- Catch my soul -- Gentlemen of a company interlude -- West side story -- Gypsy soul -- Men of respect -- Shakespeare in love -- Theatre of blood -- The mousetrap -- The reckoning -- Interlude -- His exits and his entrances -- In the bleak midwinter -- Renaissance man -- Under the mask -- Themes and variations -- Prospero's books
Control code
60664409
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 388 pages
Isbn
9781596910201
Lccn
2005048129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781596910201
Label
History play : the lives and afterlife of Christopher Marlowe, Rodney Bolt
Publication
Note
Originally published: c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dead man in Deptford -- Prefaces to Shakespeare -- Une histoire inventée -- Catch my soul -- Gentlemen of a company interlude -- West side story -- Gypsy soul -- Men of respect -- Shakespeare in love -- Theatre of blood -- The mousetrap -- The reckoning -- Interlude -- His exits and his entrances -- In the bleak midwinter -- Renaissance man -- Under the mask -- Themes and variations -- Prospero's books
Control code
60664409
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 388 pages
Isbn
9781596910201
Lccn
2005048129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781596910201

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