Christopher Marlowe

The son of a village cobbler, Christopher Marlowe created a stir with his literary output while attending Cambridge as a scholarship student. He was the first to translate Ovid’s Amores into English.

His translation and adaptation of Lucan’s epic poem, Pharsalia, is one of the earliest English poems written in blank verse and has influenced poets from Milton to Wordsworth...

The Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable is a global forum for the study of the Shakespeare canon, the Elizabethan theatre, and the social and political life of the Elizabethan period, with emphasis on an open-minded exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate. With open minds and good humor, we’ve been searching for answers for over 25 years. We are curious about them all, but the Roundtable does not subscribe to a particular theory of authorship.