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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

Overview

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

List of illustrationsix
List of contributorsxi
Acknowledgementsxii
List of abbreviationsxiv
Chronologyxvi
1.Introduction: Marlowe in the twenty-first century1
2.Marlowe's life24
3.Marlovian texts and authorship41
4.Marlowe and style55
5.Marlowe and the politics of religion70
6.Marlowe and the English literary scene90
7.Marlowe's poems and classicism106
8.Tamburlaine the Great, Parts One and Two127
9.The Jew of Malta144
10.Edward II158
11.Doctor Faustus174
12.Dido, Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris193
13.Tragedy, patronage, and power207
14.Geography and identity in Marlowe231
15.Marlowe's men and women: gender and sexuality245
16.Marlowe in theatre and film262
17.Marlowe's reception and influence282
Reference works297
Index302

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