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Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe

Author: Emily Carroll Bartels
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993.
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Oriental barbarians, black magicians, homosexuals, African queens and kings, Machiavellian Christians, Turks, and Jews - for an English audience of the sixteenth century, these are marginal, unorthodox, and strange figures. They are also the central figures in the plays of Christopher Marlowe. In Spectacles of Strangeness, Emily C. Bartels focuses on Marlowe's preoccupation with "strangers" and "strange" lands, and  Read more...
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Bartels, Emily Carroll.
Spectacles of strangeness.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92045865
(OCoLC)27266474
Named Person: Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Carroll Bartels
ISBN: 0585126445 9780585126449 9781512801002 1512801003
OCLC Number: 44959946
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I. Setting the Stage. Ch. 1. Strange and Estranging Spectacles: Strategies of State and Stage --
pt. II. The Alien Abroad. Ch. 2. Reproducing Africa: Dido, Queen of Carthage and Colonialist Discourse. Ch. 3. East of England: Imperialist Self-Construction in Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2. Ch. 4. Capitalizing on the Jew: The Third Term in The Jew of Malta --
pt. III. The Alien at Home. Ch. 5. Demonizing Magic: Patterns of Power in Doctor Faustus. Ch. 6. The Show of Sodomy: Minions and Dominions in Edward II.
Responsibility: Emily C. Bartels.

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Oriental barbarians, black magicians, homosexuals, African queens and kings, Machiavellian Christians, Turks, and Jews - for an English audience of the sixteenth century, these are marginal, unorthodox, and strange figures. They are also the central figures in the plays of Christopher Marlowe. In Spectacles of Strangeness, Emily C. Bartels focuses on Marlowe's preoccupation with "strangers" and "strange" lands, and his use - and subversion - of Elizabethan stereotypes. Setting Marlovian drama in the context of England's nascent imperialism, Bartels probes the significance of the alien as a vital presence on the Renaissance stage and within Renaissance society. Bartels further examines the reasons that Marlowe (himself a marginalized figure as playwright, and reputedly a homosexual, spy, and atheist) turned again and again to the subject. Bartels argues that what makes Marlowe's dramas so remarkable, important, and subversive is that he evokes these cultural stereotypes only to undermine them: to expose the circumscription of difference as a political strategy, designed to advance the self, state, and status quo over and against some "other." By interrogating Marlowe's works and their relation to England's imperialism, the author helps to explain why the "alien" was such a prominent figure in the Renaissance's theatrical and extra-theatrical discourses and how imperialism influenced the development of the early modern theater and the early modern state. Drawing on new historicist methodologies and recent assessments of colonialist discourse, Spectacles of Strangeness is a stimulating study of one of the most important figures in Renaissance literature and drama.

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