Christopher Marlowe's Poems

Works of Marlowe in performance

Modern productions of the plays of Christopher Marlowe have increased in frequency throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the following notable productions:

  • BBC Radio
Broadcast of all six Marlowe plays, May to October, 1993.[127]
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon
Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by Kimberly Sykes, with Chipo Chung as Dido, Swan Theatre, 2017.[128]
Tamburlaine the Great, directed by Terry Hands, with Anthony Sher as Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, 1992; Barbican Theatre (London), 1993.[129][130]
directed by Michael Boyd, with Jude Owusu as Tamburlaine, Swan Theatre, 2018.[131]
The Jew of Malta, directed by Barry Kyle, with Jasper Britton as Barabas, Swan Theatre, 1987; People's Theatre (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Barbican Theatre (London), 1988.[132][133]
directed by Justin Audibert, with Jasper Britton as Barabas, Swan Theatre, 2015.[134]
Edward II, directed by Gerard Murphy, with Simon Russell Beale as Edward, Swan Theatre, 1990.[135]
Doctor Faustus, directed by John Barton, with Ian McKellen as Faustus, Nottingham Playhouse (Nottingham) and Aldwych Theatre (London), 1974; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1975.[136][137]
directed by Barry Kyle with Gerard Murphy as Faustus, Swan Theatre and Pit Theatre (London), 1989.[135][137]
directed by Maria Aberg with Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan sharing the roles of Faustus and Mephistophilis, Swan Theatre and Barbican Theatre (London), 2016.[138]
  • Royal National Theatre, London
Tamburlaine, directed by Peter Hall, with Albert Finney as Tamburlaine, Olivier Theatre premier production, 1976.[129]
Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by James McDonald with Anastasia Hille as Dido, Cottesloe Theatre, 2009.[139][140]
Edward II, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, with John Heffernan as Edward, Olivier Theatre, 2013.[141]
  • Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Dido, Queen of Carthage, directed by Tim Carroll, with Rakie Ayola as Dido, 2003.[142]
Edward II, directed by Timothy Walker, with Liam Brennan as Edward, 2003.[143]
  • Other noteworthy productions
Tamburlaine, performed at Yale University, New Haven, US, 1919;[144]
directed by Tyrone Guthrie, with Donald Wolfit as Tamburlaine, Old Vic, London, 1951.[144]
Doctor Faustus, co-directed by Orson Welles and John Houseman, with Welles as Faustus and Jack Carter as Mephistopheles, New York, 1937;[144]
directed by Adrian Noble, Royal Exchange, Manchester, 1981.[144]
Edward II directed by Toby Robertson, with John Barton as Edward, Cambridge, 1951;[135]
directed by Toby Robertson, with Derek Jacobi as Edward, Cambridge, 1958;[135]
directed by Toby Robertson, with Ian McKellen as Edward, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 1969;[135][145]
directed by Jim Stone, Washington Stage Company, US, 1993;[146]
directed by Jozsef Ruszt, Budapest, 1998;[146]
directed by Michael Grandage, with Joseph Fiennes as Edward, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, UK, 2001.[144]
The Massacre in Paris, directed by Patrice Chéreau, France, 1972.[147]
  • Adaptations
Edward II, Phoenix Society, London, 1923.[148]
Leben Eduards des Zweiten von England, by Bertolt Brecht, (the first play he directed), Munich Chamber Theatre, Germany, 1924.[148]
The Life of Edward II of England, by Marlowe and Brecht, directed by Frank Dunlop, National Theatre, UK, 1968.[148]
Edward II, adapted as a ballet, choreographed by David Bintley, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, 1995. [147]
Doctor Faustus, additional text by Colin Teevan, directed by Jamie Lloyd, with Kit Harington as Faustus, Duke of York's Theatre London, 2016.[149][150]
Faustus, That Damned Woman by Chris Bush, directed by Caroline Byrne, at Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith), London, 2020.[151]
  • Film
Doctor Faustus, based on Nevill Coghill’s 1965 production, adapted for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, 1967.[144]
Edward II, directed by Derek Jarman, 1991.[144]
Faust, with some Marlowe dialogue, directed by Jan Švankmajer, 1994.[144]

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