Monday, April 21, 2003

Death in Padua?

Christian Lancia, a Marlovian from Sweden, recently travelled all the way to Padua, Italy, to see if someone named Marlowe or LeDoux died there in 1627 on a decades old tip from the deceased "Father" of the Marlowe-Shakespeare movement, Calvin Hoffman. Lancia describes the process to readers of the Humanities.Lit.Authors.Shakespeare newsgroup and, characteristically, Peter Farey sheds further light on the matter with his post of background into Lancia's search, including something about a letter written by Hoffman claiming that, in 1830, the famous American author Washington Irving saw proof that someone named "Christopher Marlowe" died in Padua in 1627,


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