The Marlowe Society

Research Journal 6

Online 2009 Research Articles

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1. The Clue in The Shrew (Revised) Isabel Gortázar PDf Documents
  Isabel Gortázar identifies a number of pointers to Marlowe's supposed death in the 1623 First Folio printing of The Taming of the Shrew, and concludes that these also offer important clues to the Shakespeare Authorship question.
[Original article appeared in Research Journal 1]
2. A Summary of the Shakespeare Problems Christian Lanciai PDf Documents
  Christian Lanciai summarises his views on the Shakespeare Authorship problems, and outlines why he thinks Christopher Marlowe has the best claim to much of the canon.  
3. Was Robert Greene's "Upstart Crow" the Actor Edward Alleyn? Daryl Pinksen PDF Documents
  Daryl Pinksen, author of the 2008 book Marlowe's Ghost, considers a wide range of evidence concerning the identity of the "upstart Crow" referred to in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit, and concludes there is a far stronger case for Edward Alleyn than for William Shakespeare.  
4. The Batillus, the Player, and the Upstart Crow Peter Farey PDF Documents
  Peter Farey considers references in some of Robert Greene's other works in conjunction with the anonymous play Faire Em, and concludes they reinforce the case for Edward Alleyn as the "upstart Crow" in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit.  
5. The French Connection: New Leads on 'Monsieur Le Doux' Christopher Gamble PDF Documents
  A.D. Wraight first suggested 'Monsieur Le Doux' was the invented identity of Marlowe in exile, following his faked death in May 1593. Now some painstaking research from Christopher Gamble reveals Le Doux acting as a diplomatic courier in 1598-9. [See Part 2 of this article in Vol.7]  
6. The Curious Connection between Nashe, Dekker, and Freemasonry Donna N. Murphy PDF Documents
  Donna Murphy advances the theory that Marlowe's friend Thomas Nashe "became" Thomas Dekker and that fellow Freemasons helped him pull it off, in a paper she presented at the 2009 Shakespeare Association of America conference.  
7. Tamburlaine's Sonnets Isabel Gortázar PDf Documents
  Coming across a quote in Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in which Tamburlaine describes himself as "a poor, lame, decrepit mortal", Isabel Gortázar wonders whether there is any connection with the references to decrepitude and lameness in Sonnets 37 and 89.  
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