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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

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ISBN 13 : 9780521527347
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe PDF Format Full Free by Patrick Cheney and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-07-15 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe 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.


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Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317166450
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman PDF Format Full Free by M.L. Stapleton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-23 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions to this volume explore the idea of Marlowe as a working artist, in keeping with John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a "sculptor-poet." Throughout the body of his work-including not only the poems and plays, but also his forays into translation and imitation-a distinguished company of established and emerging literary scholars traces how Marlowe conceives an idea, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, only to refashion it further in his writing process. These essays necessarily overlap with one another in the categories of lives, stage, and page, which signals their interdependent nature regarding questions of authorship, theater and performance history, as well as interpretive issues within the works themselves. The contributors interpret and analyze the disputed facts of Marlowe's life, the textual difficulties that emerge from the staging of his plays, the critical investigations arising from analyses of individual works, and their relationship to those of his contemporaries. The collection engages in new ways the controversies and complexities of its subject's life and art. It reflects the flourishing state of Marlowe studies as it shapes the twenty-first century conception of the poet and playwright as master craftsman.


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The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe

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ISBN 13 : 0521196345
Pages : 149 pages
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Download The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe PDF Format Full Free by Tom Rutter and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a comprehensive survey of Christopher Marlowe's literary career, this Introduction presents an approachable account of the life, works and influence of the groundbreaking Elizabethan dramatist and poet. It includes in-depth discussions of all of Marlowe's plays, stressing what was new and revolutionary about them as well as how they made use of existing dramatic models. Marlowe's poems and translations, sometimes marginalised in discussions of his work, are analysed to emphasise their literary importance and political resonances. The book presents a balanced discussion of Marlowe's turbulent life and considers his afterlives: the influence of his work on other writers and examples of how his plays have been performed. In addition to introducing the reader to the historical and religious contexts within which Marlowe wrote, the Introduction stresses the qualities that continue to make his work fascinating: intellectual range, radical irony and an awareness of the dangerously compelling power of theatre.


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Christopher Marlowe

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ISBN 13 : 1351951645
Pages : 554 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe PDF Format Full Free by Robert A. Logan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In uncovering the origin of the designation 'University Wits', Bob Logan examines the characteristics of the Wits and their influence on the course of Elizabethan drama. For the first time, Christopher Marlowe is placed in the context of the six University Wits, where his reputation stands out as the most prominent, and the impact of his university education on his works is clarified. The essays selected for reprinting assess the most significant scholarship written about Marlowe, including biographical studies, challenges to familiar assumptions about the poet/playwright and his works, compositions on groupings of his works, on individual works, and on subjects particular to Marlowe. Unique in its perspective and in the collection of essays, this book will interest all students and scholars of Renaissance poetry, drama, and specialized cultural contexts.


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The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 113982547X
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Download The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Emma Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring essays by major international scholars, this Companion combines analysis of themes crucial to Renaissance tragedy with the interpretation of canonical and frequently taught texts. Part I introduces key topics, such as religion, revenge, and the family, and discusses modern performance traditions on stage and screen. Bridging this section with Part II is a chapter which engages with Shakespeare. It tackles Shakespeare's generic distinctiveness and how our familiarity with Shakespearean tragedy affects our appreciation of the tragedies of his contemporaries. Individual essays in Part II introduce and contribute to important critical conversations about specific tragedies. Topics include The Revenger's Tragedy and the theatrics of original sin, Arden of Faversham and the preternatural, and The Duchess of Malfi and the erotics of literary form. Providing fresh readings of key texts, the Companion is an essential guide for all students of Renaissance tragedy.


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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists

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ISBN 13 : 0521767547
Pages : 298 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists PDF Format Full Free by Ton Hoenselaars and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-11 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion is devoted to the life and works of Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights in early modern London.


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Christopher Marlowe in Context

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ISBN 13 : 1107016258
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe in Context PDF Format Full Free by Emily C. Bartels and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-11 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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The Jew of Malta: A Critical Reader

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 1408191539
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Jew of Malta: A Critical Reader PDF Format Full Free by Robert A. Logan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher Marlowe's drama, The Jew of Malta, has become an increasingly popular source for scholarly scrutiny, staged productions, and, most recently, a filmed version. The play follows the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, often outrageous fortunes of its villainous protagonist, the Jew Barabas. In recent years the play has provoked as much interpretive controversy as any work in the Marlowe canon. This unique volume is therefore especially timely, providing fresh, varied approaches to the many enigmatic elements of the play.


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Christopher Marlowe at 450

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317166485
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe at 450 PDF Format Full Free by Sara Munson Deats and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-23 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There has never been a retrospective on Christopher Marlowe as comprehensive, complete and up-to-date in appraising the Marlovian landscape. Each chapter has been written by an eminent, international Marlovian scholar to determine what has been covered, what has not, and what scholarship and criticism will or might focus on next. The volume considers all of Marlowe’s dramas and his poetry, including his translations, as well as the following special topics: Critical Approaches to Marlowe; Marlowe’s Works in Performance; Marlowe and Theatre History; Electronic Resources for Marlovian Research; and Marlowe’s Biography. Included in the discussions are the native, continental, and classical influences on Marlowe and the ways in which Marlowe has interacted with other contemporary writers, including his influence on those who came after him. The volume has appeal not only to students and scholars of Marlowe but to anyone interested in Renaissance drama and poetry. Moreover, the significance for readers lies in the contributors’ approaches as well as in their content. Interest in the biography of Christopher Marlowe and in his works has bourgeoned since the turn of the century. It therefore seems especially appropriate at this time to present a comprehensive assessment of past and present traditional and innovative lines of inquiry and to look forward to future developments.


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Doctor Faustus

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ISBN 13 : 1474242871
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Doctor Faustus PDF Format Full Free by Sara Munson Deats and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doctor Faustus, is Christopher Marlowe's most popular play and is often seen as one of the overwhelming triumphs of the English Renaissance. It has had a rich and varied critical history often arousing violent critical controversy. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, surveying notable stage productions from its initial performance in 1594 to the present and including TV, audio and cinematic versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated biography provide a basis for further individual research.


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Christopher Marlowe in Context

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107244633
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Download Christopher Marlowe in Context PDF Format Full Free by Emily C. Bartels and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramatists

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230593208
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramatists PDF Format Full Free by A. Hiscock and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-07-02 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection offers practical suggestions for the integration of non-Shakespearean drama into the teaching of Shakespeare. It shows both the ways in which Shakespearean drama is typical of its period and of the ways in which it is distinctive, by looking at Shakespeare and other writers who influenced and developed the genres in which he worked.


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Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unify

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ISBN 13 : 1317166507
Pages : 172 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unify PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Duxfield and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was prominent in the 1580s and 1590s. In combination with the ambiguity of the plays, he suggests, this focus produces a tension that both heightens dramatic effect and facilitates a cynical response to contemporary evocations of and pleas for unity. This book has three main aims. Firstly, it establishes that Marlowe’s tragedies exhibit a profound interest in the process of reduction and the ideal of unity. Duxfield shows this interest to manifest itself in different ways in each of the plays. Secondly, it identifies this interest in unity and unification as an engagement in a cultural discourse that was particularly prevalent in England during Marlowe’s writing career; during the late 1580s and early 1590s heightened inter-confessional tension, the threat and reality of foreign invasion and public puritan dissent in the form of the Marprelate controversy provoked considerable public anxiety about social discord. Thirdly, the book considers the plays’ focus on unity in relation to their marked ambiguity; throughout all of the plays, unifying ideals and reductive processes are consistently subject to renegotiation with, or undercut entirely by, the complexity and ambiguity of the dramas in which they feature. Duxfield’s focus on unity as a theme throughout the plays provides a new lens through which to examine the place of Marlowe’s work in its cultural moment.


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Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 13 : 1409489949
Pages : 264 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (489 downloads)

Download Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe PDF Format Full Free by Professor Robert A Logan and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-04-28 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing upon Marlowe the playwright as opposed to Marlowe the man, the essays in this collection position the dramatist's plays within the dramaturgical, ethical, and sociopolitical matrices of his own era. The volume also examines some of the most heated controversies of the early modern period, such as the anti-theatrical debate, the relations between parents and children, Machiavaelli¹s ideology, the legitimacy of sectarian violence, and the discourse of addiction. Some of the chapters also explore Marlowe's polysemous influence on the theater of his time and of later periods, but, most centrally, upon his more famous contemporary poet/playwright, William Shakespeare.


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Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

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ISBN 13 : 1317008375
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe PDF Format Full Free by Mathew R. Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contending that criticism of Marlowe’s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe’s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are trauma narratives, narratives of wounding; however, in Marlowe’s plays, a traumatic aesthetics disrupts the closure that tragedy seeks to enact. Martin’s fresh reading of Massacre at Paris, which is often dismissed by critics as a bad tragedy, presents the play as deliberately breaking the conventions of the tragic genre in order to enact a traumatic aesthetics that pulls its audience into one of the early modern period’s most notorious collective traumatic events, the massacre of French Huguenots in Paris in 1572. The chapters on Marlowe’s six other plays similarly argue that throughout Marlowe’s drama tragedy is held in tension with-and disrupted by-the aesthetics of trauma.


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Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce and the Book Trade

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107126207
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce and the Book Trade PDF Format Full Free by Kirk Melnikoff and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-31 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines Christopher Marlowe and his work in the overlapping contexts of the professional theatre and the book trade.


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Christopher Marlowe: Four Plays

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ISBN 13 : 1472573862
Pages : 624 pages
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Download Christopher Marlowe: Four Plays PDF Format Full Free by Christopher Marlowe and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.