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Marlowe's Counterfeit Profession : Ovid, Spenser, Counter-Nationhood

Author: Patrick Cheney
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016] ©1997
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Cheney argues that Marlowe organizes his canon around an "Ovidian" career model, or cursus, which turns from amatory poetry to tragedy to epic. The first comprehensive reading of the Marlowe canon in over a generation.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Cheney
ISBN: 9781442677067 1442677066
OCLC Number: 999373814
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Texts and Abbreviations --
Introduction: Marlowe's Ovidian Career, Spenser, and the Writing of Counter-Nationhood --
Part I: Sea-Bank Myrtle Sprays: Amatory Poetry --
1. Ovid's Counter-Virgilian Cursus in the Amores --
2. Marlowe's New Renaissance Ovid: 'Area maior' in Ovid's Elegies --
3. Career Rivalry, Counter-Nationhood, and Philomela in 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' --
Part II: Sceptres and High Buskins: Tragedy --
4. Dido, Queen of Carthage and the Coining of '"Eliza"' --
5. 'Thondring words of threate': Spenser in Tamburlaine, Parts i and 2 --
6. Machiavelli and the Play of Policy in The Jew of Malta --
7. 'Italian masques by night': Machiavellian Policy and Ovidian Play in Edward II --
8. 'Actors in this massacre': The Massacre at Paris and the Orphic Guise of Metatheatre --
9. Un-script(ur)ing Christian Tragedy: Ovidian Love, Magic, and Glory in Doctor Faustus --
Part III: Trumpets and Drums: Epic --
10. Counter-Epic of Empire: Lucan's First Book --
11. Marlowe, Chapman, and the Rewriting of Spenser's England in Hero and Leander --
Afterword: Counterfeiting the Profession --
Notes --
Works Cited --
Index
Responsibility: Patrick Cheney.
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Cheney argues that Marlowe organizes his canon around an "Ovidian" career model, or cursus, which turns from amatory poetry to tragedy to epic. The first comprehensive reading of the Marlowe canon in over a generation.

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