Vita e opere dell'autore (2 pagine formato docx)
Marlowe was born in Canterbury in 1564, the same years of Shakespeare. ln L580 he went to Cambridge University where he established a reputation for free thinking and atheism. Due to frequent absence the university authorities refused him his degree, but the Queen' Council intervened saying that he had been in Her Majesty's service. After Marlowe move to London where established himself as the most important playwriting of the period. His death is still shrouded in mystery.
During his short life we wrote five dramatic works: Tamburlaine the great, doctor Faustus, the Jew of Malta, dido queen of Carthage and Edward ll. His works contained the true spirit of the Renaissance. The most important themes of these works are: the lust of play and the desire to break free from the restrictions of the Church. Marlowe's works also represent a departure from the didactic spirit of the Morality Play. Two of the play are concerned with the God: Tamburlaine the great and Doctor Faustus that are designed as the works of an atheist in the modern sense of the word. Tamburlaine the great is the play in which Marlowe shows the most consistent intensity. Tamburlaine was the famous conqueror Timor who ruled subduing Persians and Syrians. Tamburlaine himself seem to carry a religious force: for his vigour is the god within him.
ln contrast to Tamburlaine the great, who staves for material power, Doctor Faustus seeks the power
coming from knowledge. The play is the poetic re-working of the story of a men who sold his life to the
devil in order to have power in this life, so the devil rnust serve him and give him wath he wants; at the end of that period the devil takes Faustus's soul to Hell.