Hero and Leander

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Wildside Press, 2007 - Drama - 88 pages
12 Reviews
Marlowe's unfinished masterpiece, as completed by George Chapman (1598). Includes an introduction and notes by Edward Blunt.

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Review: Hero and Leander

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Despite being left incomplete after Christopher Marlowe's death, Hero and Leander still provides an innovative retelling of the ancient Greek myth. Through lavish imagery and language, Marlowe is able ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janine Zachariae - Goodreads

It is written in rhyme, which dominates the whole piece. and even if Marlowe has not finished it by himself, it pulls through. It is the Greek love, the myth of Hero and Leander. *** Some swore he was ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright. His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598. In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593.

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