This episode, Gabs, Katy, and Olivia discuss The Jew of Malta. Written by Christopher Marlowe only a few years before Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta creates all sorts of puzzling questions. Did Marlowe intend for the play to be anti-religion? Should it be portrayed as a satire? How similar are Barabas and Shylock, anyway? We also discuss the possibility that Marlowe is a wizard, because we are super academic.

Bardolatry: Episode 6 – Kit Marlowe and Satire

Intro Music: “Baroque Chorus” (by Daniel “BozoDel” Piovezan)