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Did Christopher Marlowe really fake his death to continue his writing as Shakespeare?

7 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Marlowe's mysterious death in May 1593 has led to centuries of speculation. Although a coroner's inquest conclusively concluded he had been stabbed during an argument in a pub, conspiracies swirl that his death was faked. Possibly to avoid an arrest warrant for that anti-religious writing.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    no Marlowe didnt , kind of thinking even Shakespeare isnt written by Shakespeare , what you read is a reproduction , it was written in old English and not from the original scripts , it was written much later by scholars who had never met him ..

  • Verity
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Highly unlikely.

    However, there is a  very, very, very, fringe theory (I'm researching Shakespeare for

    a work project), that he, like Marlowe, was killed by a rival playwright (Specifically,

    Ben Jonson), and in the same manner--a knife through an eye.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, of course not.

    Ed @garry Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English, not Old English: this is Old English:

                                    brocen wurde.  Hēt þā hyssa hwæne     hors forlǣtan,  feor āfȳsan     and forð gangan,  hicgan tō handum     and tō hiġe gōdum.

    Shakespeare's plays were published by his friends, who had certainly met him.

    @Verity - An actor called Gabriel Spenser killed a goldsmith's son, James Feake during an argument by attacking him with his sheathed sword which pierced James' eye and entered his brain.

    Later, in a different incident Ben Johnson fought a duel with Spenser, killing him by running his sword into Spenser's side.

    From your answer it looks as if you are saying Shakespeare was killed by his friend, Ben Jonson, with a knife through the eye which certainly didn't happen

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  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yeah, and now he is working as a Christopher Marlowe impersonator in Las Vegas.

  • 1 month ago

    The only real conjecture involves the witness testimony as to exactly how he died and whether he was murdered but there's no credible evidence to suggest his death was faked.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    He really didn't.

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