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Doctor Faustus (1593) is Marlowe's best known and most frequently performed play. This play focuses on a doctor who sells his soul to the devil in an attempt to learn all the knowledge known to man.

A Dead Man in Deptford (1996), by Anthony Burgess, is a fictionalized account of Marlowe's life that emphasizes the dramatic events, including the accusations of murder and spying that circulated while Marlowe was still alive. Burgess also explores the rumors of assassination and political intrigue that surrounded Marlowe.

The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (1995), by Charles Nichol, is a fictionalized account of Marlowe's murder. There is little emphasis on Marlowe as a writer, but Nichol does a nice job of recreating the world of Elizabethan spies and conspiracies.

The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, was first presented in 1596. This play likewise involves betrayal and deceit, but it is interesting...

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