Marlowe-Shakespeare Society - formed in 2008 by Daryl
Farey, and others who are studying and writing about the
-- Founded in England in 1955,
following the great success of Calvin Hoffman's book The Murder of the
Man who was
Founded in the 60's. Mostly academic.
Association (ML!A)--A crazy crew of cranks &
crackpots who believe that their hero was quilled--not killed-- in
Language Association (MLA) --The supreme academic literary
organization. Its members know what a difference an exclamation mark
can make, and the difference between Marlowe and Shakespeare.
$9,000 for the best essay on the topic of Christopher Marlowe's
contribution to the plays of William Shakespeare.
the only award of its kind. No cash, no plaque. Enormous prestige.
Authorship related sites
Books and theories about
A list of books, websites, poems, and articles about
Marlowe and his alter ego, Shakespeare —in print and on the web, in
alphabetical order, by author. The list is incomplete, and more titles
will be added
in the future.
- Lee Bailey —Not the famous barrister, but an
friend of Calvin Hoffman's, the late Mr. Bailey left behind an
manuscript of Marlowe's connection to Giordano Bruno. Soon to be
- John Baker— Not the famous biographer, John
Bakeless, but an old friend of Calvin Hoffman and Louis Ule, appeared
in the documentary film Much
Ado About Something,, and sets
forth his theories in full on his website, which is temporarily
- Roberta Ballantine—Under Pluto's Helmet,
novel, develops the fertile possibility that Kit was the illegitimate
of Sir Roger Manwood. Ms. Ballantine has also discovered an amazing
sequence of cyphers in the Shakespeare plays, some of which have
recently been published here.
- Ros Barber—The Marlowe Papers.
- Rodney Bolt
- History Play: The Lives and Afterlife of
- Samuel L Blumenfeld
Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection: A New Study of the Authorship Question
- AM. Challinor—Alternative
Shakespeare . Suggests a partnership between the Earl of Oxford and
- Peter Farey —Peter's Marlowe Page,
is chock full of original research and analysis. By far the best
website devoted to Marlowe. Also appeared in Much
Ado About Something.
- Calvin Hoffman —The Murder of the Man who was
Shakespeare (1955, 1661). The book that started it all. Out of print.
Available through the ML!A Bookstore.
- Alex Jack --
Hamlet, Christopher Marlowe and William
Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary Edition.
- William Honey — The Life Loves and
Christopher Marlowe (alias Shakespeare).
- Jean Jofen--The founding President of the
Society of America, Prof. Jofen has published some intriguing theories
about Marlowe connection to Martin Marprelate in an essay published here.
- George Maritime — The Bard of Yonkers.
some of his poetry.
- Charles Michaels Jr. — essays include
Education is an Open Book" and "The Meeting that Wasn't."
- Darby Mitchell-- Miranda her litel Booke
presents the intriguing theory that Marlowe
assumed the identity of the 1st Earl of Cork, Richard Boyle, in 1598.
- David More —"Anatomy of a Hoax," and other
including a verse essay, The Marliad.
- Donna M. Murphy—As
explains, Donna specializes in assigning authors to
- Charles Nicholl—a revised edition of The
Reckoning, informative presentation of the facts surrounding the
Marlowe murder case, concluding that the poet's 'sudden end' was not
- Daryl Pinksen
Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who Was Shakespeare
- Mike Rubbo-- film maker whose Much
Ado About Something, shared the Calvin and Rose Hoffman Prize
for 2001 and was shown on PBS's Frontline documentary series.
- Adam Selzer —Folk opera It was Marlowe!
teenage folk heroes strike again!
- Louis Ule— Christopher
Marlowe: A Biography - out of print, but available online
at The Marlowe Studies.Org
- Archie Webster — His essay "Was Marlowe the Man?"
on Farey's website.
- Ann Weir — Marlowe:
Being in Mind (available
- Doris Wilbert – Shakespeare Revivified:
Shakespeare (available through MLA)
- Martha Worrell—"Marlowe's 'graver labor,"
at Lucan," "It's a hoax, folks"
- A.D. Wraight — In Search of
Marlowe (photographs by Virginia Stern; Christopher
Marlowe and Edward Alleyn, The Story that the Sonnets Tell;
Shakespeare: New Evidence (all available through Albion
Book Shop.) Riposte to Charles Nicholl. She
appeared in Much
Ado About Something.
- William Ziegler — novel It was Marlowe!
published in 1898.
- Peter Zenner —offers an intriguing theory of
(count 'em, 3) "Shakespeares" in his book The