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Christopher Marlowe

Only Lovers Left Alive's Tilda Swinton Talks About Almost Quitting Acting and Yasmine Hamdan Performs 'Hal' Live In NYC (HuffPo Exclusive Videos)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yasmine Hamdan performs 'Hal,' which she also sings in the film during a scene when two world-weary vampires begin to heal, and find a way to continue living, as they remember the power and mystery of creation itself.

Did Christopher Marlowe Fake His Death?

Ros Barber | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Ros Barber

William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe were born 450 years ago, just two months apart. Marlowe's plays and poems, all written in his twenties, have been overshadowed by Shakespeare's.

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

Love, Monarchy and Private Lives, Circa 1308 or 1592

Patrick Wang | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick Wang

The headlines cross: a royal baby, DOMA, exiles, violence, words from the Holy See, and suddenly I am thinking about Edward II. I directed the Marlowe play 13 years ago, and now, in the midst of a whirlwind of social and political shifts, I find footing by fixing my thoughts on this history play.

Recognizing That Poets Don't Peak Early: T.S. Eliot Reads Shakespeare

David Galenson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

T.S. Eliot was the quintessential conceptual young genius. The extended and gradual growth of the experimental Shakespeare was clearly puzzling, and perhaps uncomfortable, to the conceptual Eliot, whose own life cycle of creativity was so different.

First Nighter: At the Theater, 'Tis the Season to Be Discerning

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.

From The Globe To The Silver Screen

Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts

Finally, a way to view a performance at London's legendary Globe Theatre without having to sit in the pit. Three plays from the Globe are heading to m...

Quoting Shakespeare Sparingly

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 09.22.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Quoting William Shakespeare is a little like breathing: every living person does it. "He's dead as a doornail," your roommate will say as she flips through the newspaper obits, never realizing she's just quoted part of a couplet from Henry VI.

Academics Cast New Doubts Over Shakespeare Authorship

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books

Academics at Oxford University believe that William Shakespeare worked with a co-author when writing All's Well That Ends Well. Just days after th...

Anonymous and the Marlowe Conspiracy

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Hoyt Hilsman

I am partial to the Christopher Marlowe authorship school, not because of any factual basis, but because I think it makes the best story. If you're going for fictional intrigue, I say, choose the best fiction.

Controversy Over Shakespeare Turns No Holds Bard

Fortean Times | David Moye | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News

The new film "Anonymous" tackles an old controversy over whether William Shakespeare actually authored the works credited to him. Most historians ...

Why Can We Develop Athletes And Not Writers?

Slate Magazine | Bill James | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

The population of Topeka, Kan., today is roughly the same as the population of London in the time of Shakespeare, and the population of Kansas now is ...

Literary Prodigies: Fran Lebowitz Said There Aren't Any...True? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary prodigies. In the Scorsese documentary on her, Fran Liebowitz claimed there weren't any, but we beg to differ. There's always Anne Frank, but...