VIEWSnVoicesnAn Excerpt From ‘Entered From the Sun’n^ ^ A re you acquainted with Christopher Marlowe?”nJL. “The poet?”n”The same.”n”I am surprised you do not speak of him in the past tense.nHe has been dead for some while.”n”Since May of ’93, as it happens.”n”Well, then,” Hunnyman tells the young man. “At thatnsame time our company was performing in the North.”n”On account of the Plague.”n”That summer we went as far north as Carlisle.”n”Plague did not kill Christopher Marlowe.”n”So we heard.”n”What news did you hear?”n”One thing and another. That, most likely, he was killednin a drunken brawl.”n”Did that surprise you?”n”The man had a choleric temper and more than a fullnshare of bad habits.”n”True enough.”nEntered From the Sun is George Garrett’s new book, tonbe published later this year.n14/CHRONICLESnby George GarrettnHunnyman Examinednnn”Besides which by then I had already arrived at the agenwhen any truly surprising things are few and far between.”n”Do my questions surprise you?”nHunnyman chooses to answer this time with somencaution.n”I confess I am troubled by some doubts. I cannotnconceive what it is you want to hear from me.”n”Only the truth.”nHere Hunnyman allows himself the relief of a faint, briefnsmile and the slightest kind of shrug.n”Why, then, I am happy to oblige you,” he says.n”If, as it seems, you are seeking to find someone whonknew Marlowe well, why, you have made a mistake. It is truenthat I am … or, more truthfully, that I have been fromntime to time, a player. And I think it would be remarkable tonfind any player alive in England—be he apprentice, hireling,nor full sharer—who is altogether ignorant of Marlowe’snplays. Is there any company, large or small, celebratednor obscure, which has not, one way or another, and in onenversion or another, performed his plays and earned bothnprofit and applause for their efforts? I doubt it. Is there anliving poet in England who has not flattered Marlowe andn