The Collected Poems Of Christopher Marlowe

Paperback | November 11, 2005

byChristopher MarloweEditorPatrick Cheney, Brian J. Striar

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This unique anthology offers a more comprehensive look at the poems of Christopher Marlowe, England's first great poet and playwright, than any other volume currently in print. Bringing together the complete body of Marlowe's poetry--including Ovid's Elegies, "The Passionate Shepherd to HisLove," Lucan's First Book, Hero and Leander, and a Latin epitaph on the jurist Sir Roger Manwood--the book also incorporates related works by other writers. These ancillary selections include Sir John Davies's Epigrams, Renaissance response poems to "The Passionate Shepherd," and continuations ofHero and Leander by George Chapman and Henry Petowe. By presenting Marlowe's works in the collaborative literary context of Renaissance England, the editors reveal his considerable influence on the literature of that period and on future writings. Patrick Cheney, a leading authority on Marlowe'swork, provides a clear, informed, and in-depth introduction that is firmly grounded in modern criticism and current scholarship, while classical and Renaissance scholar Brian J. Striar offers a helpful exploration of the practice of verse translation in Marlowe's work. Extensive annotationsthroughout give readers background on both the individual poems and on the cultural context in which they were produced. Ideal for courses in Renaissance poetry, The Collected Poems of Christopher Marlowe is an essential resource for students and other readers striving to understand Marlowe's roleas a pioneering poet-playwright.

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This unique anthology offers a more comprehensive look at the poems of Christopher Marlowe, England's first great poet and playwright, than any other volume currently in print. Bringing together the complete body of Marlowe's poetry--including Ovid's Elegies, "The Passionate Shepherd to HisLove," Lucan's First Book, Hero and Leander, a...

Patrick Cheney is at Pennsylvania State University. Brian J. Striar is at University of North Florida. Patrick Cheney is at Pennsylvania State University. Brian J. Striar is at University of North Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 1.1 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: Abbreviations: Chronology: Introduction: Authorship in Marlowe's Poems, Patrick CheneyThe EditionMarlowe as an Elizabethan PoetOvid's Elegies: Davies's Epigrams"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"Lucan's First Book: Hero and Leander: Chapman's ContinuationPetowe's ContinuationThe Manwood EpitaphThe Dedicatory Epistle to Mary Sidney HerbertA Note on Marlowe and Translation, Brian J. StriarReading ListNote on the TextMarlowe's PoemsOvid's Elegies: Sir John Davies, Epigrams"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"From England's Helicon (1600)From The Passionate Pilgrim (1599)Sir Walter Raleigh, "The Nymph's Reply"Anonymous, "Another of the Same Nature, Made Since"John Donne, "The Bait"From Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (4.2.99-109)From William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor (3.1.8-35)J. Paulin, "Love's Contentment"Robert Herrick, "To Phillis to love, and live with him"Lucan's First BookHero and LeanderGeorge Chapman, Continuation of Hero and LeanderHenry Petowe, The Second Part of Hero and Leander, Containing their Further FortunesEpitaph on Sir Roger ManwoodIn obitum honoratissimi viri Rogeri Manwood militis quaestorii Reginalis Capitalis Baronis: "On the death of the most honorable man Roger Manwood, the military attorney and baron of the Queen's Exchequer," translated by Brian J. StriarThe Dedicatory Epistle to Mary Sidney HerbertIllustrissiame Heroinae ominbus and animi, and corporis dotibus ornatissimae, Mariae Penbrokiae Comitissae: "To the Most Illustrious Woman, adorned with all gifts of mind and body, Mary, Countess of Pembroke," translated by Brian J. StriarIndex

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"The editors have done a wonderful job of contextualizing Marlowe's various accomplishments and contributions to poetry. The introduction is a model of the form. Not only does it offer wonderful readings of Marlowe's poetic works--I learned something of value about each of the poems, eventhose I regularly teach--but it also organizes them into a coherent narrative."--Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan