Nowhere in Marlowe's work, there is a touch of humor, while Shakespeare ..... .. among the Great in this field ..
....that's pure 19th century, , it would be easy, to show Gelfert as many humorous or comic places in Marlowe's works, .. ..especially his hilarious verse-games; R.H.Fletcher (1918 Historie of Engl Literature ' Marlowe.2 .., in almost all his plays, and following the Elizabethan custom, does attempt scenes of Humor"), see also Robert Logans „Shakespeare's Marlowe“ (2007) .
".. Even with female figures nothing can be found in Marlowe that can stand the comparison with Shakespeare.
Gelfert judgment reflects not only the size of his prejudice, but probably also his marginal knowledge of Marlowe, when you consider just Marlowes female figures such as "Dido" oder "Hero & Leander " in his much smaller work.