Due to low sources of entertainment during the

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Due to low sources of entertainment during the Renaissance Era, theatre became widely popular and loved. This entertainment kept citizens busy during their free time. To this day, there are still many known theatrical playwrights. According to WiseGeek.org , "he works of the Renaissance playwrights were revolutionary in their choice of subject matter, use of poetic language, and incredible popularity. Many scholars consider the works of Marlowe..." and "...Shakespeare to be the greatest in theater history. Productions of their plays have remained popular since the 16th century, and continue to constitute a large portion of live theater repertoire." "Most famous of the English Renaissance playwrights was William Shakespeare. Unlike Jonson and Marlowe, Shakespeare wrote extensively in all genres, from bawdy comedies like Love’s Labors Lost to epic tragedies such as Hamlet and Macbeth . Some experts believe Shakespeare
began his career by emulating Marlowe’s lyrical style, but soon developed his own. Shakespeare is also credited with popularizing new genres of plays, including the tragicomedy or romance." (WiseGeek.org). One may see that there are textbooks filled with Shakespeares great works. In Volume D of Journey's in Literature: British and World Classics , individuals may see sonnets written by him, therefore, proving that his legacy still lives on today. Christopher Marlowe is mentioned when WiseGeek.org states "Christopher Marlowe was the earliest of the popular playwrights of the time. His work dealt with mainly tragic subjects, characterized by heroes brought down by their ego. He

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