Overview

This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text versions. Thoroughly researched and yet presented in an accessible, engaging style, A Preface to Marlowe reads Marlowe's life and times, as well as his work, in the ...
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A Preface to Marlowe

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Overview

This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text versions. Thoroughly researched and yet presented in an accessible, engaging style, A Preface to Marlowe reads Marlowe's life and times, as well as his work, in the light of current critical theory. Consequently, it is a vital guide for all students of early modern drama. As well as providing sharp analysis of stage history, Dr Simkin reflects on the wider significance of a stage-oriented approach. The result is a reading of Marlowe that re-opens debates about his status as a radical figure and as a subversive playwright and invites the reader to experience the plays as immediate, exciting, 'live' documents.
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"a highly readable account.... a vivid and richly detailed survey of the social and theatrical scene within which Marlowe briefly worked."Speech and Drama "The overall theoretical focus is meaningfully explored in the impact that Marlowe's work has in the modern theatre and in this respect the book must be entirely groundbreaking."Literature and History "Stevie Simkin, in this 'Preface' to Marlowe, does an admirable job of processing a variety of sources and coming up with a clear and highly readable introduction."Studies in Theatre and Performance
"a seamless, objective, knowledgeable, and comprehensive treatment of its subject"

"an uncanny knack of getting to the heart of the matter and suggesting its complexity without belaboring the point"

"I would recommend it as a lucid and expert assessment of the various meanings of Marlowe's works then and now"

Sixteenth Century Journal

'..the book has many strenghts as a literary textbook for first-year undergraduates. It is fluent and confident and synthesizes its material well.'

Simon Shepherd, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, Theatre Research International, Vol 26/3, 2001.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317883302
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Series: Preface Books
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
A note on textual references
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Writer and His Setting 5
Ch. 1 Marlowe In His Time 10
Ch. 2 The Time of Marlowe 32
Pt. 2 Critical Survey 63
Ch. 3 Scourge of God: Tamburlaine the Great 65
Ch. 4 Of Gods and Men: Doctor Faustus 99
Ch. 5 'Unhallowed Deeds': The Jew of Malta 133
Ch. 6 Telling Stories: Edward II 168
Ch. 7 The Poetry and the Minor Plays 200
Ch. 8 Conclusion: Marlowe in Our Time 227
Pt. 3 Reference Section 243
Brief biographies 245
Further reading 251
Bibliography 259
Index 266
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