- Wilbur G. Zeigler's novel It was Marlowe (1895) was the first book to argue that Marlowe's death was faked.
- Leo Rost's Marlowe (1981), was an American rock musical staged on Broadway.
- Peter Whelan's play The School of Night (1992), about Marlowe's links to the freethinking "school of night" and the young Shakespeare, was performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Anthony Burgess's A Dead Man in Deptford (1993), an imaginative treatment of Marlowe's death, was the last of Burgess's novels to be published in his lifetime.
- Louise Welsh's 2004 novel Tamburlaine Must Die about Marlowe's last days was chosen as a BBC Radio 4 "Book at Bedtime" in April 2006.
- The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries was a 4-episode BBC Radio 4 series, first broadcast in 2007.
- Michael Butt's radio play, The Killing, was performed as "Afternoon Drama" on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.
- Ros Barber's verse novel The Marlowe Papers (2012), in which Marlowe looks back on his past and faked death, was winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and joint winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award for 2013.
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