It's no easy task trying to beat Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare at their own game. Though the two Elizabethan rivals took their inspiration from well-known sources, pilfering plots and characters with abandon, it takes a playwright of considerable daring, if not downright cheek, to ransack in turn their canonical treasures. Rarely, however, is there a shortage of dramatists willing to give it a shot. Two current offerings bear witness to the ongoing... More >>>