Plays & Poems


Published Works

Marlowe’s published plays and poems

Play/PoemDate WrittenFirst Printed
The First Book of Lucanc.1582
Ovid’s Amoresc.15821600?13Published work was undated.
Dido, Queen of Carthage12For the Children of the Chapel Royal.c.1585/61594
The First Part of Tamburlaine the Greatc.1586/7159011Published together in a single volume. Published anonymously.
The Second part of Tamburlaine the Great10For the Lord Admiral’s Men.c.158715909Published together in a single volume. Published anonymously.
The Jew of Malta8For the Lord Admiral’s Men.c.15891633
Doctor Faustus7For the Lord Admiral’s Men.c.15896Revised 1592?16045Pirated publication.
Edward the Second4For the Earl of Pembroke’s Men.c.15921594
The Massacre at Paris3For the Lord Admiral’s Men.c.1592?2Published work was undated. Pirated publication.
Hero and Leanderc.15931Unfinished. Completed by George Chapman, published separately in 1598.1598

Possible Works

Anonymous works possibly attributable to Marlowe (compiled by A.D.Wraight)

Play/PoemDate WrittenFirst Printed
The True History of George Scanderbeg25For the Earl of Pembroke’s Men.c.1582160124Registered in the Stationer’s Register on this date. Published anonymously. A lost play i.e. no published version is extant.
Edward the Third23For the Lord Admiral’s Men. An Armada play based on Holinshed.c.1588159622Published anonymously.
Arden of Faversham21Based on local recent history (1551) and Holinshed.c.1589159220Published anonymously.
The First Part of the Contention betwixt the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster19For the Earl of Pembroke’s Men. The basis for Shakespeare’s 2 Henry VI.c.1590159418Published anonymously. Pirated publication.
The True Tragedy of Richard, Duke of York17For the Earl of Pembroke’s Men. The basis for Shakespeare’s 3 Henry VI.c.1590/1159516Published anonymously. Pirated publication.
Henry VI15For the Lord Admiral’s Men. The basis for Shakespeare’s 1 Henry VI.c.1592162314First published in Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623.