1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 138-142: Five Plays By Christopher Marlowe

Dido, Queen of Carthage:  Absolute rubbish!  Yes, I get it, you read an epic poem by Virgil.  The Romans ripped off the Greeks, and the English ripped of the Romans.  Next.


Tamburlaine the Great, Parts One And Two:  So there’s a guy named Tamburlaine and he wants take over the world.  And so throughout the course of two plays, leaders from imposing camps boast of how big their armies are and all the action takes place off stage.  I get it.  They had big armies.  Next.


The Jew Of Malta:  Anti-Semitic rubbish.


Doctor Faustus:  Sells his soul to the devil that he might have a demon that essentially serves as a genie until his 80th year.  Devil bad, god good.  Great!  Please note sarcasm.


There were two more plays, but the first five were almost unreadable!  So I skipped the last two.  I strongly recommend not wasting your time on any Christopher Marlowe play.  Complete rubbish!  The thought that anybody could read Marlowe and then suggest that the same man wrote Shakespeare is incomprehensible!

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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