The Massacre at Paris. With the Death of the Duke of Guise. (c. 1600)
by Christopher Marlowe

The Massacre at Paris is an Elizabethan play by the English dramatist Christopher Marlowe. It concerns the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which took place in Paris in 1572, and the part played by the Duc de Guise in those events.

The only surviving text is an undated quarto that is too short to represent the complete original play, and, in all probability, it is a memorial reconstruction by the actors who performed the work. One clue to the original substance of the play is a page which survives in manuscript. It is known as the "Collier leaf," and supplies a much longer and more interesting version of a blank verse speech than appears in the quarto. This suggests that the more thoughtful parts of the play were precisely the ones that tended to be cut.

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With the Death of the Duke
of Guise.

As it was plaide by the right honourable the
Lord high Admirall his Servants.

Written by Christopher Marlow.


Printed by E. A. for Edward White, dwelling neere
the little North doore of S.Paules
Church, at the signe of
the Gun.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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