Am listening to the BBC4 programme on Christopher Marlowe at the moment. I had no idea that he was born in the same year as Shakespeare. Interesting discussion on how they influenced each other – apparently Shakespeare actually quotes Marlowe somewhere, which is very cool. And Marlowe is the one who first really exemplifies blank verse and long soliloquies, taken up by Shakespeare. Very cool. I always did love Faustus.
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Movies/TV of 2018
The Martian (rewatch) * Hip Hop Evolution * Arrival * Murder on the Orient Express * Beauty and the Beast (2017) * Hunt for the Wilderpeople * Magellan * Hunt for the Red October (rewatch) *