Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

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Overview

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death.
Tamburlaine Part One and Part Two deal with the rise to world prominence of the great Scythian shepherd-robber; The Jew of Malta is a drama of villainy and revenge; Edward II was to influence Shakespeare's Richard II. Doctor Faustus, perhaps the first drama taken from the medieval legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil, is here in both its A- and its B- text, showing the enormous and fascinating differences between the two.
Under the General Editorship of Dr. Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199537068
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 485,205
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David Bevington is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Eric Rasmussen is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi(1)
Introduction vii(18)
Note on the Texts xxv(6)
Select Bibliography xxxi(4)
A Chronology of Christopher Marlowe xxxv
TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT, PART I
1(68)
TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT, PART II
69(68)
DOCTOR FAUSTUS, A-TEXT
137(48)
DOCTOR FAUSTUS, B-TEXT
185(62)
THE JEW OF MALTA
247(76)
EDWARD II
323(80)
Explanatory Notes 403(90)
Glossary 493

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