If we discuss that for security and safety reasons Marlowe wrote from the beginning under pseudonyms or pennames, and lets assume for a moment his penname was "Antony Munday", how would you imagine the literary abilities of a 15 year old boy, 1579?
There is no scientifically precise definition of genius. In any case it is a person who early displays exceptional intellectual ability as giftedness creativity, or originality, to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge.(e.g. in music, literature etc...). The level of IQ is sufficient for development of genius only when combined with other influences or abilities of one who performs at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age.
Listen to a section of Mozarts first opera Apollo et Hyacinthus he composed at the age of 15 (1771).-- a remarkable piece of music! Can you imagine that anyone could write an opera of such quality at an age of 15. - By that time Mozart had travelled extensively through much of Europe and he had been able to hear performances of works by many of the most celebrated composers of the day, and when he returned home in December 1766, a few weeks before his 11th birthday, he had written numerous symphonies, sonatas and arias of his own.
Declamation 6 "For him that has lost his wordly honours and preferments" ..."That man ought not to be greeved ,though he be despoiled of his goode and honours")
Declamation 9 "For the exiled. That it is better to be banished, than continue in Liberty!"
All coincidence? Is there really nothing equivalent for Marlowe/Shakespeare? (if he wrote for security or safety reasons under changing pseudonyms like Anthony Munday?)
There is some -->direct evidence that Christopher Marlowe accompanied Philip Sidney -> through Europe (1572-1575), They lived at-->Bartholomew's Day massacre (1572) in Paris in the English Embassy (-->Marlowe's "The Massacre of Paris") , and stayed almost a year in Italy (1574). -
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