The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

by Patrick Cheney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521527341

ISBN-13: 9780521527347

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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'. Seventeen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters, and the volume includes a chronology of Marlowe's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521527347
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : Marlowe in the twenty-first century1
2Marlowe's life24
3Marlovian texts and authorship41
4Marlowe and style55
5Marlowe and the politics of religion70
6Marlowe and the English literary scene90
7Marlowe's poems and classicism106
8Tamburlaine the Great, Parts One and Two127
9The Jew of Malta144
10Edward II158
11Doctor Faustus174
12Dido, Queen of Carthage and the Massacre at Paris193
13Tragedy, patronage, and power207
14Geography and identity in Marlowe231
15Marlowe's men and women : gender and sexuality245
16Marlowe in theatre and film262
17Marlowe's reception and influence282

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