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ScreenPlay: The Marlowe Inquest


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Christopher Marlowe , celebrated Elizabethan playwright, was assumed to have been accidentally killed in a tavern brawl over a bill in Deptford, Kent, in 1593. Despite the verdict of an inquest held that year, mystery still surrounds the playwright's death.
Who were the men in Elizabeth's secret service he was to meet that day? Why did his alleged killer receive a royal pardon so speedily? Was it Marlowe who died at all in Deptford? Or was another body substituted to allow him to escape abroad safe from the deadly charge of atheism which had been brought against him by the Star
Chamber? Now, 400 years later, a second inquest is convened to attempt to solve the mystery.
Witness statements prepared by SIMON WHTTWORTH
Costume designer AMY ROBERTS Make-up supervisor MARTHA LIVESLEY
9 INFO: page 69


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Simon Whttworth
Designer: Amy Roberts
Unknown: Martha Livesley
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Martin Thompson
Director: Anthony Garner
Coroner Danby: John Woodvine
Sir John Puckering: John Savident
Thomas Kyd: Michael Pennington
Richard Baines: Nicholas Gecks
Robert Poley: Nicholas Le Prevost
Ingram Frizer: Geoffrey Beevers
Sir Thomas Walsingham: Matthew Marsh

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ScreenPlay: The Marlowe Inquest

BBC Two England, 3 September 1986 21.25

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