Tamburlaine the Great [NOOK Book]

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"Arguably the single-most important play of the Elizabethan era, Tamburlaine did more than any other to transform an insignificant form of public entertainment, barely distinguishable from the juggling, fencing, and animal-baiting with which it shared its performance space, into an art of national importance. . . . Tamburlaine cranks the excitements of language and spectacle to an unprecedented pitch, not simply to indulge the fantasies of the audience but as an exemplary demonstration of poetry's dangerous potency." -The New York Review of Books ...
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Tamburlaine the Great

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Overview

"Arguably the single-most important play of the Elizabethan era, Tamburlaine did more than any other to transform an insignificant form of public entertainment, barely distinguishable from the juggling, fencing, and animal-baiting with which it shared its performance space, into an art of national importance. . . . Tamburlaine cranks the excitements of language and spectacle to an unprecedented pitch, not simply to indulge the fantasies of the audience but as an exemplary demonstration of poetry's dangerous potency." -The New York Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607784081
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 889,683
  • File size: 230 KB

Meet the Author

Mathew R. Martin is Professor of English at Brock University and the editor of the Broadview Editions of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II, The Jew of Malta, and Doctor Faustus: The B Text.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Christopher Marlowe: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Tamburlaine the Great, Part One and Part Two
Appendix A: Lives of Tamburlaine
From George Whetstone, The English Mirror (1586)
From John Foxe, Acts and Monuments (1610)
From Richard Knolles, The General History of the Turks (1603)
Jean Dubec-Crespin, The History of the Great Emperor Tamerlan (1597)
Appendix B: Early Modern English Representations of Islam
From George Whetstone, The English Mirror (1586)
From Anonymous, Sir Bevis of Hampton (1585)
From Giles Fletcher, The Policy of the Turkish Empire (1597)
Appendix C: Literary Intertexts
From Robert Greene, Perimedes the Blacksmith (1588)
Christopher Marlowe, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," in England's Helicon (1600)
From Joseph Hall, Virgidemiarum (1597)
From Ben Jonson, Timber; or, Discoveries, in The Works of Benjamin Jonson (1641)
From Anonymous, The Troublesome Reign of John King of England (1591)
From Thomas Dekker, Old Fortunatus (1600)
From Thomas Middleton, The Triumphs of Integrity (1623)
From Thomas Nashe, Christ's Tears over Jerusalem (1613)
From Thomas Dekker, The Wonderful Year (1603)
Appendix D: Marlowe's Reputation
From Robert Greene, A Groatsworth of Wit (1592)
Thomas Kyd's Two Letters concerning His Arrest and Interrogation Regarding the Dutch Church Libel and Marlowe's Atheism
Richard Baines, "A Note Containing the Opinion of Christopher Marlowe concerning His Damnable Judgment of Religion and Scorn of God's Word"
From Thomas Beard, The Theatre of God's Judgements (1597)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    AS GOOD AS IT GETS

    In starting, I must admit that I am a big fan of the Revels editions. They are so well-annotated with helpful and interesting references that it seems to me to be a waste to even consider purchasing another edition. This edition contains both Tamburlaine I and II, and though some of the explanations provided in the footnotes seem to me to be, occasionally, outdated and/or overly-complicated, it is still the best edition of this play out there (by far).

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