The Marlowe Papers, will be presenting at the Marlowe Society's inaugural Annual Christopher Marlowe Lecture on the topic "Was Marlowe Faustus?" Here is a summary of Dr. Barber's lecture:
"We do not know exactly when Doctor Faustus was written, but Robert
Greene's 1588 allusion to Marlowe associates him, very early in his
career, with a famous magician. Faustus is the protagonist with whom
Marlowe is most often conflated: the scholar A.L.Rowse
said 'Marlowe is Faustus'. Is this simply a case of reading the
author's life backwards through the lens of his public atheism and
subsequent sticky end? Were elements of Marlowe's biography written in
to the play after his death? Did those who knew him personally think of
him as Faustus? This talk explores evidence that illuminates Marlowe's
relationship with his most famous protagonist."
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