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A Preface to Marlowe.

Author: Stevie Simkin
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text versions. Thoroughly researched and yet presented in an accessible,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simkin, Stevie.
A Preface to Marlowe.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Named Person: Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stevie Simkin
ISBN: 9781317883319 1317883314
OCLC Number: 884647702
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; A note on textual references; Introduction; PART ONE: THE WRITER AND HIS SETTING; Chronological table; CHAPTER 1: MARLOWE IN HIS TIME; 'A dead man in Deptford': the Marlowe myth; Early years; Marlowe and Sir Francis Walsingham; Marlowe's theatrical career; 'Monstrous opinions': Marlowe and transgression; CHAPTER 2: THE TIME OF MARLOWE; 'But that was in another country': cultural difference; Old and new historicism; Politics and religion in Elizabethan England; Theatres and theatre-going. 'Conjuring books': the playwright and the textTheatre conditions and conventions; PART TWO: CRITICAL SURVEY; CHAPTER 3: SCOURGE OF GOD: Tamburlaine the Great; 'Revenge, war, death and cruelty'; Tamburlaine in the theatre; Timur the Lame; Playing the king; 'The scourge and terror of the world'; CHAPTER 4: OF GODS AND MEN: Doctor Faustus; 'Devilish exercise'; The Faust legend and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus; The text: one play or two?; Faustus as tragic hero; 'I do repent, and yet I do despair'; 'By their folly make us merriment': Faustus as comedy; CHAPTER 5: 'UNHALLOWED DEEDS': The Jew of Malta. The Jew of Malta and cultural difference'A scattered nation': the Jews in European history; Barabas as villain and victim; Playing false: Barabas as performer; 'Holy friars turn devils'; Performed ethnicity; 'The unhallowed deeds of Jews': crime and punishment; Postscript: The Jew of Malta in the Warsaw ghetto; CHAPTER 6: TELLING STORIES: Edward II; Playing with history and telling stories; The king's story: class war; Edward's story; The queen's story; The usurper's story; CHAPTER 7: THE POETRY AND THE MINOR PLAYS; The Marlowe canon; Dido Queen of Carthage. 'Blood and cruelty': The Massacre at ParisThe poetry; Translations; Hero and Leander; CHAPTER 8: CONCLUSION: MARLOWE IN OUR TIME; Hell-hound on my trail; The Faustus myth in Western culture; Bertolt Brecht's The Life of King Edward II of England; Queer Edward II; PART THREE: REFERENCE SECTION; Brief biographies; Further reading; Bibliography; Index.

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This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text versions. Thoroughly researched and yet presented in an accessible, engaging style, A Preface to Marlowe reads Marlowe's life and times, as well as his work, in the light of current critical theory. Consequently, it is a vital guide for all.

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