For those who doubt that the actor from Stratford, William Shakspere, wrote the works of Shakespeare, the brilliant poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe has always been the professional candidate. In this book, which argues that a chrological approach is essential, Donna N. Murphy employs a variety of tools to document a Marlowe-Shakespeare continuum (with her proposed dates of first-version authorship) in The Taming of the Shrew, c. 1590; II and III Henry VI, c. 1590; Edward III c. 1590-1; Titus Andronicus c. 1591-3; Thomas of Woodstock c. 1593; Romeo and Juliet c. 1595-6; and I Henry IV, c. 1596-7. Her research firmly supports the theory that Christopher Marlowe, living on after he supposedly died, was the main hand behind the works of Shakespeare.
Donna N. Murphy is the author of The Mysterious Connection between Thomas Nashe, Thomas Dekker, and T. M., and co-winner of the 2010 Hoffman Prize for her entry on Christopher Marlowe. She works as a Management Analyst at the US State Department.