Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Not THAT Cheney, Not THAT Republican
Marlowe was a Republican says Prof. Patrick Cheney, in his book Marlowe's Republican Authorship: Lucan, Liberty and the Sublime, in which he presents evidence that "Marlowe is the pioneer author in the literary writing of English republicanism," inspired and schooled by the Roman example, especially Lucan. Of course, his republicanism continues to be expressed in the Shakespeare plays as well, as Prof. Hadfield documents in his book, Shakespeare and Republicanism. A PDF chapter of his book is available from Cambridge University Press. ... Another example of "Shakespeare" following in the footsteps of his great progenitor.