Best Elizabethan playwright apart from Shakespeare?

Ben Jonson   0 votes - 0 %
Christopher Marlowe   5 votes - 100 %
Francis Beaumont   0 votes - 0 %
John Fletcher   0 votes - 0 %
Thomas Middleton   0 votes - 0 %
Thomas Kyd   0 votes - 0 %
Thomas Heywood   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
5 Total Votes
Tea Party primarily religiously motivated by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 03:24:35 PM EST
<sarcasm> Let me tell ya, that article was a shocker.</sarcasm>

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Sidetracked by the Lisa Frank biopic news. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 11:44:50 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Vorticists by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 06:23:51 AM EST
You're right about their provincialism, and you're right that a lot of my affection for them is precisely because they're a bit crap, but there is a little bit more to them. They had a big influence on  the cooler edge of British graphic design in the 80s, Edward Wadsworth in particular was an influence on Peter Saville's work for Factory Records (unsurprisingly), which went on to be influential worldwide. They could have made something about this in the exhibition, but then that sort of pop culture validation can really annoy me as well.

Then there's the written stuff. The manifesto/Blast issue 1 is VERY funny in places, something you don't see often, and some of the WWI poetry in issue 2 is fantastic - I really like Helen Saunders' A Vision of Mud.

It was all a bit short-lived and pathetic though I suppose. The UK doesn't seem to do artistic movements very well, though we're good on individuals.

It's political correctness gone mad!