The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe by Tom RutterThe Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe by Tom Rutter

The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe

byTom Rutter

Paperback | March 19, 2012

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Providing a comprehensive survey of Christopher Marlowe's literary career, this Introduction presents an approachable account of the life, works and influence of the groundbreaking Elizabethan dramatist and poet. It includes in-depth discussions of all of Marlowe's plays, stressing what was new and revolutionary about them as well as how they made use of existing dramatic models. Marlowe's poems and translations, sometimes marginalized in discussions of his work, are analyzed to emphasize their literary importance and political resonances. The book presents a balanced discussion of Marlowe's turbulent life and considers his afterlives: the influence of his work on other writers and examples of how his plays have been performed. In addition to introducing the reader to the historical and religious contexts within which Marlowe wrote, the Introduction stresses the qualities that continue to make his work fascinating: intellectual range, radical irony and an awareness of the dangerously compelling power of theater.
Title:The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher MarloweFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.31 inPublished:March 19, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521124301

ISBN - 13:9780521124300

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Table of Contents

Preface; Key dates; 1. Life and historical contexts; 2. Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two; 3. Doctor Faustus; 4. The Jew of Malta and The Massacre at Paris; 5. Edward II; 6. Dido, Queen of Carthage and Marlowe's poetry; 7. Marlowe's afterlives; Bibliography.