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

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Elizabethan Jacobean Drama: The Theatre in Its Time


Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Plays

Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy

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mini biography

Bookworm History on Dr. Faustus

Ben Johnson

Ben Jonson


Ben Jonson: A Life

Complete Works of Ben Jonson (Delphi Classics)

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This original “song” about Ben Johnson is absolutely hilarious. Seriously, you have to watch it.

Then, on a more serious note, here’s a very scholarly bit by Ian Donaldson from Oxford Academic

Ben Johnson’s Road North, about the trip Johnson took to Scotland


Thomas Kyd


The Spanish Tragedy (Norton Critical Editions)

YouTube Videos

Beyond the Bard: The Spanish Tragedy