The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection
with Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Friday, February 11, 2011 at 10 a.m.
in the McCarthy Meeting Room


Dr. Blumenfeld will be addressing the long-standing debate over the Shakespeare authorship problem. He offers a daring solution: that the true author of the works attributed to Shakespeare was in fact poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe. In his book, Dr. Blumenfeld suggests that Marlowe, supposedly killed in a tavern brawl in 1593, actually faked his own death in order to save himself from an inquisition and certain execution, then continued writing under the pseudonym of William Shakespeare. Come decide what side of the debate you are on.

Dr. Blumenfeld is the author of many books on education and literacy and lives in Waltham, MA. Since the publication of his book, "The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection," a new blog has been created on the authorship controversy: The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection blog.