Friday, March 23, 2007

Shakespeare's Marlowe


While my uncle is creating art on canvas and in sculpture, my husband (Aron) has an uncle who creates written art. Uncle Bobby (Robert A. Logan) teaches English at University of Hartford (in Connecticut) and has a loving obsession of Shakespeare. Recently, Bobby released his much anticipated book that compares the lives of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. The book discusses the influences that the two had on each other and theorizes on what might have become of each writer had Marlowe lived as long as Shakespeare. I am very excited to read this new book since I do not know very much about Christopher Marlowe. To me, learning of the reltationship between the two has put an entirely different spin on the works of William Shakespeare.

If you are at all interested in learning more about this pair, you can purchase Shakespeare's Marlowe. Yes, it is quite expensive, but if you enjoy Shakespeare, it may be worth it. Oh! And even better: Bobby's partner, John Wright, designed the cover. Since John is my favorite uncle-by-marriage, this makes the book even more special! :)

2 comments:

Scott said...

Wow, that's a very, very cool cover they designed for his book!

Sasha said...

Wow, that's so cool you have someone in your family interested in literature! Sure, sounds like a strange thing to say, but my family does well to be interested in the fact that I'm in college, so I have to say I'm a bit jealous. ;)
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I hadn't even seen your comment on my blog until tonight--I have regretfully been neglecting it.
That's crazy that you found me through my bestfriend's blog. She does a great job keeping it up to date and it's always interesting. Well, looking forward to more of your posts!