Shakespeare Once Said



Shakespeare once said:
The Prince of Darkness is a Gentleman
(But never a lunatic)
Or a spy

That night when
Shakespeare saw Marlowe
Only briefly
In the mirror
When words came to him
In the silence
Of the night air or
From a bottle
Or a muse

When dreamers, poets were
Softly ever so softly
Without prayers
For convience

Under the shadow
Of the moon
Buried in books or
Buried in unmarked
Graves alone

Shakespeare never said
Anything about the dead

He only wrote about
All his ghosts second hand


Used to say alot
Of shit

Even twice


Christopher Marlowe …


Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of Heaven,
That time may cease, and midnight never come;
Fair Nature’s eye, rise, rise again and make
Perpetual day; or let this hour be but
A year, a month, a week, a natural day,
That Faustus may repent and save his soul!
O lente, lente, curite noctis equi.
The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike,
The Devil will come, and Faustus must be damn’d.
I’ll leap up to my God! Who pulls me down?

A life in writing: Charles Nicholl

A life in Writing

‘Let’s have a look at the dark side of the moon – Marlowe as spy, Rimbaud as gun-runner, Shakespeare as lodger’

A life in writing: Charles Nicholl

Was Marlowe Really Murdered?

The Murder of Christopher Marlowe…

The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Was Marlowe Really Murdered?


For the past 50 years or so, a theory has been put forth that Christopher Marlowe was not murdered at all. The proposition is that his killing was faked, and that Marlowe escaped from inevitable prosecution as a heretic by fleeing abroad. The main proponent of this theory, Calvin Hoffman, maintained in numerous writings that Christopher Marlowe was the author of the plays of Shakespeare. The outlines of his theory go something like this…

Was Marlowe Really Murdered?