Hero and Leander and Other Poems (Dodo Press)

Hero and Leander and Other Poems (Dodo Press)

by Christopher Marlowe, George Chapman

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Overview

Christopher "Kit" Marlowe (1564-1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. His first drama was Dido, Queen of Carthage. His first play performed on the London stage was Tamburlaine about the conqueror Timur, who rises from shepherd to warrior. Tamburlaine was a success, and was followed with Tamburlaine Part II. The two parts were published in 1590; however all of Marlowe's other works were published posthumously. They include: The Jew of Malta, Edward the Second, The Massacre at Paris and The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. George Chapman (c. 1559-1634) was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar, and his work shows the influence of Stoicism. Chapman has been identified as the Rival Poet of Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Minto, and as an anticipator of the Metaphysical Poets. Chapman is best remembered for his translations of Homer's Iliad, Odyssey, and Batrachomyomachia.

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ISBN-13: 9781409955771
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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