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The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe
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  • 7 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 166 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.39 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 822.3
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: PR2674 .R88 2012
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Marlowe, Christopher,--1564-1593--Criticism and interpretation

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The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe
Cambridge University Press
9780521196345 - The Cambridge Introduction to Christopher Marlowe - By Tom Rutter
Table of Contents

Contents

List of illustrations
vii
Preface
ix
Key dates
xi
Chapter 1     Life and historical contexts
1
Canterbury: birth and early education
1
Cambridge and the translations of Ovid
5
‘Good service’ and ‘faithful dealing’
7
London: the success of Tamburlaine
11
Brushes with the law
14
Marlowe and patronage
16
Marlowe, atheism and the Baines note
17
Chapter 2     Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two
22
1580s drama and its influence
22
What’s new about Tamburlaine?
25
Mighty lines
26
Words and power
29
Tamburlaine, politics and religion
31
Judging Tamburlaine
35
Sequel-itis?
37
Chapter 3     Doctor Faustus
41
The ‘Faust Book’
41
Renaissance magic and science
42
The Protestant Reformation
47
Focus on Scene 7: ‘When I behold the heavens’
50
Power and theatre
54
Audience response and the two texts of Doctor Faustus
57
Chapter 4     The Jew of Malta and The Massacre at Paris
61
Machiavel and Vice in The Jew of Malta
62
The Machiavel in The Massacre at Paris
67
Religion, race and nationality
69
The place of the audience
75
Chapter 5     Edward II
79
History
79
Sexuality, gender and status
86
Late Marlowe?
93
Chapter 6     Dido, Queen of Carthage and Marlowe’s poetry
99
Ovid
99
Dido, Queen of Carthage
102
Lucan
107
‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’
110
Hero and Leander
113
Chapter 7     Marlowe’s afterlives
118
Marlowe in the early modern period
118
Marlowe on stage: The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, Tamburlaine and Dido
124
Marlowe in other media: Edward II and A Dead Man in Deptford
132
Bibliography
138
Index
142



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