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Resource Guide: 'A Tip for the Hangman' by Allison Epstein

On March 2, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to espionage and Christopher “Kit” Marlowe.

EXPLORE Marlowe’s connection to Shakespeare

READ plays by Marlowe and other early modern playwrights

LEARN about early modern codes and ciphers

DISCOVER other fictional accounts of Christopher Marlowe

REVIST past book club selections about Elizabethan espiongae

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this program

Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Junior League of Washington

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