king henry vI

The Origin And Development Of 1 King Henry VI:
In Relation To Shakespeare, Marlowe, Peele, and Greene


Dr. Gaw’s detailed investigation of the collaborative authorship of harey the vj assumes special importance because it reveals Christopher Marlowe and Edward Alleyn's working relationship in the theatre. The making of this hybrid play also sheds a sharp light on the relationship between Alleyn and Greene in the last months of Greene’s life. Apparently these two almost came to blows during this production – or so the evidence suggests. A.D. Wraight believes the writing of this play was the genesis of Greene’s vitriolic attack on ‘Shake-scene’ i.e. Edward Alleyn. Gaw’s study has therefore unique value for all students of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan theatre.

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