The Jew of Malta

The Jew of Malta

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by Christopher Marlowe
     
 

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'A farce of terribly serious, even savage comic humour' T.S Eliot
The Jew of Malta was
arguably the most popular play of the Elizabethan era. This new student
edition is freshly revised to incorporate the latest stage history and
critical interpretations of the play.See more details below

Overview

'A farce of terribly serious, even savage comic humour' T.S Eliot
The Jew of Malta was
arguably the most popular play of the Elizabethan era. This new student
edition is freshly revised to incorporate the latest stage history and
critical interpretations of the play.

Editorial Reviews

Richard Allen Cave
"The great strength of Mathew Martin's edition is the ease of access it gives scholars and students to one of Marlowe's strangest and most disturbing plays. He achieves this not simply by exemplary annotations, but by framing Marlowe's text within an introduction and richly informative appendices that place the play securely in its contemporary social, cultural, and political contexts, enabling readers to negotiate complexities of tone and racial attitudes with subtle insight. The effect is precisely to highlight the daring originality of Marlowe's dramatic artistry and his exacting control of both the arts of performance and his audience's responses."
Alan Shepard
"The Jew of Malta is one of early modern England's most controversial plays on its most controversial topic—the collision of world religions. Martin's terrific new edition brilliantly captures the gist of its cut-and-thrust. The introduction offers readers a sophisticated entrée into Anglo-Ottoman relations, European anti-Semitism, theatre history, and Machiavellianism. The edition is elegantly edited, with many resources for readers who want to understand one of Marlowe's greatest plays in its historical milieu."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408144909
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/25/2013
Series:
New Mermaids
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,148,732
File size:
3 MB

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