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Christopher Marlowe: Massacre at Paris

Language:
English
Genres:
Poetry

Christopher Marlowe (26 feb 1564 - 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator. His plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists. Marlowe's first play performed on the regular stage in London, in 1587, was Tamburlaine the Great. Marlowe's plays were enormously successful. Marlowe also wrote the poem Hero and Leander, the popular lyric "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love", and translations of Ovid's Amores and the first book of Lucan's Pharsalia.

The Massacre at Paris is an Elizabethan play by the Christopher Marlowe.  It revolves around the Duc de Guise and the role he played in the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre and the events tangled with it. Kings and peasants, saints and sinner – everyone was boiling in the seething cauldron of history. Not all of them were responsible for this turmoil. Not all of them will see the end it. Want to know what fate has in store for Paris? Read and find out!

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