"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.