The Theater Part III: The Other Major Players Who Aren’t Named Shakespeare

Book Recommendation
Elizabethan Jacobean Drama: The Theatre in Its Time

marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Books

Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Plays

Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy

YouTube Links

mini biography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CbWeIkgF-g

Bookworm History on Dr. Faustus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAJxwxmysw

Ben Johnson

Ben Jonson

Books

Ben Jonson: A Life

Complete Works of Ben Jonson (Delphi Classics)

YouTube Videos

This original “song” about Ben Johnson is absolutely hilarious. Seriously, you have to watch it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUB9mBZtGhk

Then, on a more serious note, here’s a very scholarly bit by Ian Donaldson from Oxford Academic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO4ZJ3Dmxjw

Ben Johnson’s Road North, about the trip Johnson took to Scotland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWLFXr5FVr0

Kyd

Thomas Kyd

Books

The Spanish Tragedy (Norton Critical Editions)

YouTube Videos

Beyond the Bard: The Spanish Tragedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr6pu9K_JZM

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