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Reacting to the Past: Marlowe and Shakespeare: Home
Marlowe and Shakespeare weren't just talented playwrights; they were also skilled poets. Both writers favored the sonnet, a type of poem written in iambic pentameter. The sonnet might seem complex at first glance, but with a little practice, anyone can learn the pattern it follows and write poetry of their own! (image by Wikimedia Commons)
A Different Perspective on Shakespeare and Marlowe
One of Marlowe's best-known works is his theatrical adaptation of Dr. Faust's (or Faustus's) tale. In the play, the doctor sells his soul to a devil for earthly power. Read it here for free! (Image by Wikimedia Commons)