Blameable Tarquin - Praiseworthy Gaveston
Blog 321 pointed to a relationship between the leading character "Tarquin" of the poetic epos "Lucrece" (Shakespeare's 1594) and the leading character of eloquent "Gaveston" in Edward II (Marlowe 1594). Briefly recapitulated:
Shakespere's "Lucrece" 1594 can be seen as an "autobiographic" metaphor of the crime of its "blamable protagonist" Tarquin (Marlowe) against Lucrece (Queen Elisabeth ) having comitted high treason against the queen with the consequence of death penalty -- ["Tar-quin had "tar"red the "queen"]. Rescue by faking his death was organized on the part of the crown and permission was given to him to change identity, to stay alive "incognito", and to publish under pen-names (such as Shake-speare , T.M., J. D. and others). --
Marlowe's Gaveston in Edward-II can be seen - complementary- as an "autobiographic metaphor" of its "praiseworthy protagonist" (Marlowe) beginning in Scene-1 with: " These lines might have enforst me to have swum from France, and like Leander(!) gaspt upon the sand...the sight of London to my exiled eyes, is as Elyzium to an new come soule;
How does the strange coincidence of Drayton's poetic narrative ("The Legend of Piers Gaveston, his life, death and fortune", also appearing in print 1594) fit in this context?
I see only one logic explanation by abandoning the idea, that Michael Drayton was an author independent to Shakespeare / alias Marlowe.- There are good reasons, to assume, that Drayton was - similar to Shake-speare - another most significant "wild card" or pen name of concealed Marlowe (Details of arguments, see. Blog 324) as absurd as it may sound at first glance to the ignorant of the hugeness of Shakespeare's authorship inconsistencies.-
Conclusion: The year 1594 features the powerful poetic and literary conflict and inner debate of Marlowe (alias Shakespeare/Drayton) with his tragic sudden and unexpected twist of fate. A kind of epilogue in Drayton "Gaveston" (in prose) endorses the poems, which makes the interpretation obvious:
: ...cavilling in the circumstances of his sundry banishments, ...which hath bred some doubt amongst those who have but slighly run over the history of his fortune,..although most of them concluding in generall of the manner of his credite with the king, of the manner of his death. (...) I only relyed in the plot of my history,,, framing myselfe a bodie of historie , without maime or deformitie ...