Editors: Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire) and Bryan Loughrey
Volume 28 / 2016, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, winter)
Subjects: English-language Literature
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Biographical Aftershocks: Shakespeare and Marlowe in the Wake of 9/11
This article examines the relationship between Shakespeare and Marlowe as it has been portrayed in biographical forms in the early twenty-first century. Just six months before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Katherine Duncan-Jones's biography of Shakespeare, entitled Ungentle Shakespeare, burst on the scene and the political landscape was as altered as the biographical renderings of the two playwrights. I begin my survey with a brief review of Duncan-Jones's book, before focusing on biographical works which followed hers to show how twenty-first-century biography has already re-written the relationship.