Monday, June 1, 2009
June 1: Thrilling Play by Tutor of Shakespeare (Vol. 19, pp. 241-250)
Christopher Marlowe, the man who taught Shakespeare how to write better plays, died this day in 1593. We get Marlowe's blank verse retelling of the Faust legend, "Dr. Faustus," and while the editors think it's thrilling, I think it's hallucinatory nonsense.