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English Renaissance Timeline: Some Historical and Cultural Dates

1558 – Queen Elizabeth I is crowned, and Thomas Kyd is born 1563 – Martin Luther’s Thirty-Nine Articles are published 1564 – William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are born 1569 – Northern England rebels on behalf of Mary Queen of … Continue reading

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Timon of Athens exhibit at the National Theatre

If you’re in London this August and want to learn a little more about the process of adapting Shakespeare for the stage, the National Theatre on London’s Southbank have a free exhibition about the making of their current production of William … Continue reading

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Why Shakespeare was Shakespeare

Since the release of the film Anonymous  in 2011, the odds have increased dramatically of being cornered in a pub and informed that the works of Shakespeare were actually written by the Earl of Oxford (or Sir Francis Bacon, or … Continue reading

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Who Killed Christopher Marlowe (and Why)?

The short answer is Ingram Frizer, allegedly in self-defence. The long answer is much more interesting, representing a five hundred-year-old literary mystery full of intrigue, betrayal, political machinations, and poetry. Christopher Marlowe is best-known as being the playwright who created … Continue reading

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