Christopher Marlowe "Comparisons are odious", was once said by Christopher Marlowe in Lust " s Dominion, Act iii scene 4. Christopher Marlowe has been identified as the most important Shakespeare's predecessors. He was born in Canterbury, England, on February 6, 1564 and then baptized at St. George's Church, Canterbury, on February 25, 1564. Marlowe was the eldest son of John Marlowe, a shoemaker and Katherine Arthur, a Dover girl of yeoman stock.
Christopher's intermediate family and extended family had a reputation of getting in trouble with the law. His sister was known for being a selfish person seeking the unjust vexation of her neighbor's, while his father was always continually engaged in lawsuits containing debts. Christopher Marlowe entered the King's School at Canterbury in 1579. There he held a scholarship requiring him to study Ministry. The school was a canter of theatrical interests. It contained a large library filled with a number of volumes which have been claimed as sources for Marlowe's plays.
In 1584, Marlowe received a Bachelor's of Arts Degree. Following that, in 1587, he had received a Master of Arts Degree. Shortly after receiving his Master's degree, Marlowe went to London. There he was part of a circle of young men which were: Rowley, Nas he, and Kye l.
By 1587, his first play was " Tamburlaine the Great", had been performed on stage. As a result of his first play, Marlowe has started getting known as a dramatist. In September, 1589, Marlowe was imprisoned in Newgate for being suspected in the murder of William Bradley. Marlowe had been accused several times of being an " atheist" and a "blasphemer." One of his friends, named Watson, had once had actually killed a man with a sword. These charges were then led to Marlowe's arrest in 1593, but then released on October 1, on the bail of 40 pounds.
Three years later, in 1592, Marlowe became involved in court action as he was called to court for assaulting two constables in the Shoreditch district. The officers had said that they had feared for their lives because of Marlowe's threats. He was then fined and then released. Once again, in 1593, Marlowe had found himself in trouble.
While residing at the home of his employer, Thomas Walsingham, Christopher Marlowe was arrested and charged with atheism, a crime of capital offenses and punishable by death. Oddly, he had once again been granted a bail on the condition that he reports to court daily. Twelve days later, Marlowe had been found mysteriously dead in a tavern in Deptford. On the day of Marlowe's death, he had accepted an invitation from IgramFrizer to feast at the tavern with several other young men. After supper, Marlowe andFrizer had gotten into an argument over the tavern's bill. When Marlowe had struckFrizer in the head with a dagger, somehow, Frize r twisted it around, struck the dagger back at Marlowe, striking him on the forehead and then killing him.
Marlowe's violent death was not something that was exceptional among writers. In 1599, John Day killed Henry Porter, and Ben Jonson killed Gabriel Spencer in a duel. Despite the unusual wealth of detail that surrounded his death, Marlowe's career was being cited by contemporary moralists as a classic illustration of the workings of divine retribution against a blasphemous atheist. Thus, Marlowe was recognized as a remarkable dramatic genius who would have rivaled Ben Jonson and Shakespeare, if he had only lived longer..