Alfred Noyes, Ben Jonson, christopher marlowe, Leslie Hotson, narrative poem, Tales of the Mermaid Tavern, Thomas Nashe, William Shakespeare
Alfred Noyes wrote a good deal, and in many genres. A poet, novelist, sci-fictioneer, essayist and pamphleteer, he was especially famous for his narrative poems – first of all the highly melodramatic The Highwayman.
Whether these poems have aged all that well is… er, open to debate – but I must confess a partiality for Noyes’s Tales of the Mermaid Tavern. Continue reading