An anonymous portrait in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, believed to show Christopher Marlowe. Born Baptised 26 February 1564 Canterbury, England Died 30 May 1593 (aged Deptford, England Occupation Playwright, poet Nationality English
Woodcut of Faustus / Faust and Mephistopheles Title page to Christopher Marlowe's 'The Tragicall Historie of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus', 1631 edition. First published 1588-1593. Woodcut. English playwright and poet: 26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593. Connections with Gounod, Boito, Adam, Busoni, Schumann, Goethe
In 1583, the nineteen-year-old Christopher Marlowe---with a reputation as a brawler, a womanizer, a genius, and a social upstart at Cambridge University---is visited by a man representing Marlowe's benefactors. There are rumors of a growing plot against her majesty Queen Elizabeth I, and the Queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, has charged young Marlowe with tracking down the truth.
Marlowe-Portrait-1585..A warrant issued in September 1589 for the arrest of the mysterious yet charismatic tragedian & poet Christopher Marlowe confirms that the twenty-five year old writer was resident in the Liberty of Norton Folgate. He shared lodgings with fellow playwright Thomas Kyd and his Cambridge friend Thomas Watson, the poet, lived nearby. Marlowe’s plays were likely to have been performed at The Theatre in New Inn Yard and The Curtain in Curtain Rd at this time.
Details about Dr Faustus: a Guide (B Text) by Christopher Marlowe Paperback Book