University Wits, the notable group of pioneer English dramatists wrote during the fag end of the 16th century and who transformed the native interlude and chronicle plays with their quality and diversity. The university wits include Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and Thomas Nashe (all graduates of Cambridge), as well as Thomas Lodge and George Peele (both of Oxford). Though not university trained was Thomas Kyd. Preceded by John lyly (an Oxford Man), they paved the way for William Shakespeare the greatest poetic dramatist. Marlowe’s blank verse transformed the characteristic features of the theatre for more than score of years.