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Works by English Renaissance Authors

Read Christopher Marlowe's works at
Peter Farey's Marlowe Page

Read Thomas Nashe's works at
The Oxford Authorship site

Read Thomas Dekker's works at

Read Thomas Middleton's works at
Chris Cleary's site

Read Robert Greene's works at
The Oxford Authorship site

Read William Shakespeare's works at

Read Shakespeare in quarto at the
British Library 

Search a concordance of Shakespeare's works at George Mason University's
Open Source Shakespeare

Sites related to Christopher Marlowe

The Marlowe Bibliography Online - A searchable bibliography of books and pieces published in scholarly journals about Christopher Marlowe.

Peter Farey's Marlowe Page - A repository of plays by, documents relating to, and articles by Farey about Christopher Marlowe, including one about the puzzling inscription on Shakespeare's monument in Stratford, and Farey's ingenious solution

The Marlowe Studies - Cynthia Morgan's site containing online texts of difficult-to-obtain books by Marlovians on the Shakespeare authorship question.

The Marlowe Society - Devoted to promoting the works of Marlowe, this Society's Research Journal is available online, and contains some articles by Marlovians. 

The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection - Carlo DiNota's blog that features articles written by Marlovians.

The International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society - Contains a repository of back articles from The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection.

Ros Barber's Ph.D. thesis - Online Ph.D. thesis about the Shakespeare authorship question from a Marlovian point of view.

Marlowe Lives! - David More's site devoted to Marlowe, which includes part one of The Marliad, his "epic essay in verse" about Marlowe and Shakespeare.

The Mason Code - Peter Bull's research on Marlowe, Shakespeare, and gematria, the ancient method of encripting messages based on the numeric value of letters of the alphabet.

Much Ado About Something - PBS site about Mike Rubbo's documentary film on the Shakespeare authorship question, and the case for Marlowe.

Site about Thomas Nashe

Rita Lamb's site - An older but good site full of information about Thomas Nashe.

Sites related to the Shakespeare Authorship Question

The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition, and their Declaration of Reasonable Doubt about the identity of William Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Authorship Trust 

Books About the Shakespeare Authorship Question

Marlowe’s Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Daryl Pinksen, 2008. This book argues cogently in favor of Christopher Marlowe writing the works of Shakespeare, and compares his situation to Hollywood writers blacklisted in the 1950s due to McCarthyism, who submitted screenplays under the names of others.
The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber, 2012. This is a beautifully penned series of poems written entirely in iambic pentameter. Barber imaginatively opens a window into the thoughts and feelings of a Marlowe who faked his death and fled into exile in order to avoid being executed for heresy. Yet he kept writing plays, using William Shakspere, the actor from Stratford upon Avon, as a front man.
The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection by Samuel L. Blumenfeld, 2008. Blumenfeld backs the theory that Christopher Marlowe wrote Shakespeare, and outlines several hypotheses to support his case.
This one's a movie. Motivating by reading The Man Who Was Shakespeare by Marlovian Calvin Hoffman, Michael Rubbo filmed the PBS documentary Much Ado About Something in 2002. Rubbo interviews present-day Marlovians and makes a compelling case in favor of Marlowe.
Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? Exposing an Industry in Denial, 2013, edited by John M. Shahan and Alexander Waugh, is a response to a book by scholars who want us to believe that there is no doubt that the man from Stratford wrote the Shakespeare canon. This withering reply exposes the bankruptcy of the claim. In one well researched article after another, we learn that there is PLENTY of room for doubt!
The Shakespeare Enigma by Peter Dawkins, 2004. Written by an author who believes Sir Francis Bacon wrote the canon of Shakespeare, this book abounds with information pointing away from Shakspere of Stratford. It also incorporates Hermetic elements.
As You Like It. By Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, by Alex Jack, 2013. Beneath Shakespeare's comedy lie a penetrating critique of Elizabethan England, overt and covert references to Marlowe, and a path to happiness charted by an author who was an enlightened master. Jack reveals this and much more.
Hamlet. By Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, Vol. 2, by Alex Jack, 2005. Provides detailed information on Marlowe, the intrigue surrounding his "death," and his resurrection as Shakespeare's writing partner. Vol. 1 presents the text of the play, glossing its connections to Marlowe.
The Shakespeare Guide to Italy by Richard Paul Roe, 2011. Roe traveled up and down Italy over the course of over twenty years with dog-earred copies of Shakespeare in hand, finding the locations of many scenes in the Italianate plays. Thanks to his work, it is simply no longer tenable to maintain that the main author of the Shakespeare canon did not spend a fair amount of time in Italy…although there is no evidence that Shakspere ever stepped foot off the island of Britain.
Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography. New Evidence of an Authorship Problem by Diana Price, 2001, 2013. In this new paperback edition,Price systematically examines the evidence for the Stratford man, compares it to evidence for 24 other writers of his time, and concludes that he did not live a literary life. Indeed, Shakspere of Stratford is shown to be an extreme outlier in the lack of contemporaneous documentary evidence for his alleged literary career.
Who Wrote Shakespeare? by John Mitchell, 1996. This is a good introduction to the Shakespeare authorship controversy, and to the main candidates besides the actor from Stratford.

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