Marlowe's first play performed on the regular stage in London, inwas Tamburlaine the Greatabout the conqueror Timur Tamerlanewho rises from shepherd to warlord.
Everybody was expected to have the same religion as the king or queen. The circumstances of Marlowe's death provide much for speculation. Marlowe appears to have performed services for the government during these years, such as carrying dispatches overseas or else acting as a spy in the service of Sir Francis Walsingham, who was the head of Queen Elizabeth's secret service.
Filled with unseemly characters, the play also ridicules oversexed Christian monks and nuns, and portrays a pair of greedy friars vying for Barabas' wealth. Attraction search.
Visit Website Surviving Cambridge records from the period show that Marlowe had several lengthy absences from the university, much longer than allowed by the school's regulations.
He seems at any rate to have been associated with what was denounced as Sir Walter Raleigh's school of atheism, and to have dallied with opinions which were then regarded as putting a man outside the pale of civilized humanity.
Sexuality[ edit ] Marlowe is frequently claimed to have been homosexual. Ovidii Nasonis Amorum compressed into three books deservedly perished in the flames to which it was judicially condemned by the sentence of a brace of prelates, it is possible that an occasional bookworm, it is certain that no poetical student, would have deplored its destruction, if its demerits could in that case have been imagined.