Marlowe Lecture 24th November

Marlowe Lecture 24th November

This year’s Marlowe Lecture will take place at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames at 5 pm, on Saturday, the 24th November.

We are very pleased to say that the lecture will be given by Professor Frank Whately and will be about Marlowe and Edward Alleyn.  Those who heard Frank at the Marlowe-Shakespeare Conference in Kingstom last November will testify to his brilliance as a communicator. Moreover, the approaching publication of his book on Alleyn makes the event all the more enticing.

More details will be coming soon.

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Christopher Marlowe feature film in the works!

Christopher Marlowe feature film in the works!

A new, epic feature film about Christopher Marlowe, perhaps best remembered as William Shakespeare’s friend and rival, is in the works from British crime film director Greg Hall and producer Gary Kurtz, who is best known for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Marlowe, while a student at Cambridge University, becomes a spy for the crown and the greatest playwright of his day, but the much darker truth involves real-life intrigue, politics, religion and espionage. Today (May 30) is the 425th anniversary of the tragic early death of Marlowe on this date in 1593, at the age of 29, which has long been assumed to have been because of a fight between friends over a bar bill. In reality, due to his involvement in secret affairs, he was assassinated as a matter of state policy.

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Re-release Derek Jarman’s ‘Edward II’

Edward II to be re-released

The rights to the 1991 drama, Edward II by Derek Jarman, have been nabbed by distributor; Film Movement. They are set to give this fantastic story, based on the 16th century play, a limited theatrical run in North America and a release on digital formats.

The film stars Steven Waddington and Tilda Swinton in modern day England as Edward II and Isabella respectivley. The film centres around Britian’s only openly gay monarch, originally written as a play by our very own Christopher Marlowe.

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