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A New Date for Marlowe’s Faustus

An example of how the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) may work in plays: Consider Marlowe’s Faustus (1604)… R. M. Cornelius (Christopher Marlowe’s Use of the Bible, 1984) notes the friar’s dirge “Cursed be he that stole away his Holiness’ … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Susanna in The Tempest

Leviticus 25: The Jubilee and The Tempest I. Purpose of subplot So how does this biblical Jubilee subplot relate to our dating of The Tempest to the year 1583? Consider the fact that such Jubilee occurs every fifty years, then … Continue reading

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Leviticus 25: The Jubilee and The Tempest

A New Source, A New Date for The Tempest, Part 3 II. Subplot in The Tempest A. Thou did promise to bate me a full year Ariel.  Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains, xxxxxLet me remember … Continue reading

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A New Source, A New Date for The Tempest, Part 3

A New Source, A New Date for The Tempest, Part 2 E. Reconciling February 13th to 15th   Considering Mark 14 reports the Last Supper of Christ as held on Thursday, could we say that a reading of such would … Continue reading

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