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Marlowe Joins Chaucer and Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1639  Monday, 15 July 2002

From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Sunday, 14 Jul 2002 19:22:03 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Marlowe Joins Chaucer and Shakespeare

Two quality papers in the UK touched the legend/myth surrounding
Marlowe's death (and hence the usual taboo issue). This is because
Christopher Marlowe's memorial window at 'Poets' Corner' in Westminster
Abbey reads 'Christopher Marlowe 1564-?1593'. Yes, the question mark.
Since this is a taboo issue on SHAKSPER, I'm not including the whole
articles. SHAKSPERians who are interested can visit the following pages.

The Guardian (with an online discussion group)
'Did Marlowe die in a tavern brawl or did he escape to France and adopt
"William Shakespeare" as his pen-name?'
http://books.guardian.co.uk/critics/reviews/0,5917,754675,00.html

The Daily Telegraph
'Marlowe tribute puts question mark over Shakespeare'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2002%2F07%2F11%2Fnmarl11.xml

Best wishes,
Takashi Kozuka

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