Friday, January 18, 2008

A Play on History-

Here's a fun play on an historical controversey we just bought a few copies of-

"History Play. The Lives and Afterlife of Christopher Marlowe" by Rodney Bolt. Published by Bloomsbury in 2004.

I know, I know, there are more books on the Shakespeare-Marlowe thing that you can shake a stick at, but this one is different!

“Without trying to prove it, Rodney Bolt 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”.

Hardcover. 6”x9.5”, 388 pages, dust jacket. A new copy. Published for $24.95. We have copies for $10.00 each while they last.

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