Christopher Marlowe: Four Plays

Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II and Dr Faustus

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Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472573870

Category: Drama

Page: 624

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This New Mermaids anthology brings together the four most popular and widely studied of Christopher Marlowe's plays: Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2, The Jew of Malta, Edward II and Dr Faustus. The new introduction by Brian Gibbons explores the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as examining their language, characters and themes. On-page commentary notes guide students to a better understanding and combine to make this an indispensable student edition ideal for study and classroom use from A Level upwards.

Marlowe: Four Plays

Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II and Dr Faustus

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Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781408149492

Category: Drama

Page: 624

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This New Mermaids anthology brings together the four most popular and widely studied of Christopher Marlowe's plays: Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2, The Jew of Malta, Edward II and Dr Faustus. The new introduction by Brian Gibbons explores the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as examining their language, characters and themes. On-page commentary notes guide students to a better understanding and combine to make this an indispensable student edition ideal for study and classroom use.

Edward II: A Critical Reader

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472584058

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st. The volume also offers a series of new perspectives on the play by leading experts in the field of early modern history and culture. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, an up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II.

The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

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Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527347

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe, first published in 2004, provides a full introduction to one of the great pioneers of both the Elizabethan stage and modern English poetry. It recalls that Marlowe was an inventor of the English history play (Edward II) and of Ovidian narrative verse (Hero and Leander), as well as being author of such masterpieces of tragedy and lyric as Doctor Faustus and 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love'. Sixteen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on Marlowe's life, texts, style, politics, religion, and classicism. The volume also considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity; his presence in modern film and theatre; and finally his influence on subsequent writers. The Companion includes a chronology of Marlowe's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.

Christopher Marlowe in Context

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Author: Emily C. Bartels,Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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A contemporary of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe was one of the most influential early modern dramatists, whose life and mysterious death have long been the subject of critical and popular speculation. This collection sets Marlowe's plays and poems in their historical context, exploring his world and his wider cultural influence. Chapters by leading international scholars discuss both his major and lesser-known works. Divided into three sections, 'Marlowe's works', 'Marlowe's world', and 'Marlowe's reception', the book ranges from Marlowe's relationship with his own audience through to adaptations of his plays for modern cinema. Other contexts for Marlowe include history and politics, religion and science. Discussions of Marlowe's critics and Marlowe's appeal today, in performance, literature and biography, show how and why his works continue to resonate; and a comprehensive further reading list provides helpful suggestions for those who want to find out more.

Edward II

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Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408144441

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Marlowe's play retains its power to shock even today, and this edition gives full value to its three overriding themes of sexual favouritism, political confrontation and sheer cruelty. Critics in the last twenty years, who have focused on the overtly sexual relationship between Edward and his favourite Gaveston, have hailed it as a 'gay classic'; earlier interpretations concentrated rather on the deposition by his subjects of a weak king, reading it in tandem with Shakespeare's Richard II. The introduction shows how the play works to give the audience an equal emotional commitment to opposing points of view and concludes that this is what makes Edward II such an uncomfortable and challenging play.

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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ABPR

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Tamburlaine

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Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814445X

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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One of the smash hits of the late 1580s and 90s, Tamburlaine established blank verse as the poetic line of English Renaissance drama, Edward Alleyn as the first English star actor and Marlowe as one of the foremost playwrights of his time. The rise and fall of a Scythian peasant-warrior who conquers the Middle East and is struck down by illness after burning the books of the Koran is presented in two parts crammed with theatrical splendour and equally spectacular cruelty. Marlowe's original audiences were delighted with the blasphemous and ruthlessly ambitious hero; the introduction to this edition discusses the problems that such a character poses for modern audiences and highlights the undercurrents of the play that lead towards a more ironic interpretation.

The Predecessors of Shakespeare

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Author: Terence P. Logan,Denzell S. Smith

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 348

View: 9158

Play Index

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Author: Dorothy Herbert West,Dorothy Margaret Peake,Estelle A. Fidell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare

Selected Plays by Lyly, Peele, Greene, Marlowe, Kyd, Chapman, Jonson, Dekker, Marston, Heywood, Beaumont, Fletcher, Webster, Middleton, Massinger, Ford, Shirley

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Author: William Allan Neilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 878

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