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Christopher Marlowe in Context

Christopher Marlowe in Context

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Emily C. Bartels, Emma Smith, Catherine Clifford, Martin Wiggins, Leah S. Marcus, Catherine Nicholson, Laurie Maguire, Aleksandra Thostrup, Sarah Dewar-Watson, Danielle Clarke, Brian Walsh, Syrithe Pugh, Chris Chism, Elizabeth Spiller, Jenny C. Mann, Jacques Lezra, Paulina Kewes, James R. Siemon, Patricia Cahill, Elizabeth Hanson, Kathryn Schwartz, Lars Engle, Gillian Woods, David Clark, Alison Findlay, Mary Thomas Crane, Tom Rutter, Holger Schott Syme, Thomas Cartelli, Lucy Munro, Lisa Hopkins, Pascale Aebischer, Andrew Duxfield, Thomas Healy, Adam Hansen, Paul Menzer
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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107016255

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  • The life and death of Christopher Marlowe has long been shrouded in mystery and subject to speculation. One of the foremost dramatists of his day, Marlowe and his writings exerted an influence not only on the work of his contemporaries, including Shakespeare, but also on literary culture to the present. Setting Marlowe's writings in their historical context, this collection showcases the most exciting critics writing on critical and contextual approaches to his poems and plays, discussing both major and lesser-known works. In three sections, 'Marlowe's works', 'Marlowe's world', and 'Marlowe's reception,' short chapters tell a story ranging from classical literature through to modern cinema. Other topics covered include religion, geography, audience, and women. Chapters on the critics and Marlowe now show how and why his works continue to resonate and a comprehensive further reading list provides helpful suggestions for those who want to find out more.

    • Thirty-three newly commissioned essays on Christopher Marlowe, written by top international scholars, provide fresh, contemporary perspectives on the great poet and playwright
    • Short, concise chapters are attentive to the latest criticism and offer expert opinions and analysis rather than surveys of the topic
    • A comprehensive chronology provides an overview of Marlowe's life and works and offers a new insight into his changing reputation
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107016255
    • length: 409 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 161 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology of Marlowe's life and works Catherine Clifford and Martin Wiggins
    Introduction Emily C. Bartels and Emma Smith
    Part I. Marlowe's Works:
    1. Marlowe's canon Martin Wiggins
    2. Marlowe's material texts Leah S. Marcus
    3. Marlowe and the limits of rhetoric Catherine Nicholson
    4. Marlowe and character Laurie Maguire and Aleksandra Thostrup
    5. Marlowe's dramatic form Sarah Dewar-Watson
    6. Marlowe's poetic form Danielle Clarke
    7. Marlowe and the Elizabethan theatre audience Brian Walsh
    8. Marlowe and classical literature Syrithe Pugh
    9. Marlowe's medievalism Chris Chism
    10. Reading Marlowe's books Elizabeth Spiller
    11. Marlowe's translations Jenny C. Mann
    Part II. Marlowe's World:
    12. Geography and Marlowe Jacques Lezra
    13. History, politics and Marlowe Paulina Kewes
    14. Marlowe and social distinction James R. Siemon
    15. Marlowe, militarism and violence Patricia Cahill
    16. Education, the university and Marlowe Elizabeth Hanson
    17. Marlowe and the question of will Kathryn Schwartz
    18. Marlowe and the self Lars Engle
    19. Race, nation and Marlowe Emily C. Bartels
    20. Marlowe and religion Gillian Woods
    21. Marlowe and Queer Theory David Clark
    22. Marlowe and women Alison Findlay
    23. Marlowe and the New Science Mary Thomas Crane
    24. The professional theatre and Marlowe Tom Rutter
    Part III. Reception:
    25. Marlowe in his moment Holger Schott Syme
    26. Marlowe and Shakespeare Thomas Cartelli
    27. Marlowe in Caroline theatre Lucy Munro
    28. Marlowe's literary influence Lisa Hopkins
    29. Marlowe at the movies Pascale Aebischer
    30. Editing Marlowe's texts Andrew Duxfield
    31. Marlowe's biography Thomas Healy
    32. Marlowe and the critics Adam Hansen
    33. Marlowe now Paul Menzer.

  • Editors

    Emily C. Bartels, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Emily C. Bartels is Professor of English at Rutgers University and Director of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College. Author of Spectacles of Strangeness: Imperialism, Alienation, and Marlowe (1993) (which won the Roma Gill award for Best Work on Christopher Marlowe, 1993–4) and Speaking of the Moor: From Alcazar to Othello (2008), and editor of Critical Essays on Christopher Marlowe (1997), she has also published articles on race, gender, survivorship, and early modern drama and is at work on a new project on Shakespearean intertextuality.

    Emma Smith, University of Oxford
    Emma Smith teaches at Hertford College, University of Oxford, and is the author of a range of works on Shakespeare and early modern drama, including The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare (2007) and The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide (2012). She has contributed numerous articles to publications including Shakespeare Studies and Shakespeare Survey and her iTunesU lectures on Shakespeare and on other early modern plays have been downloaded more than 300,000 times.

    Contributors

    Emily C. Bartels, Emma Smith, Catherine Clifford, Martin Wiggins, Leah S. Marcus, Catherine Nicholson, Laurie Maguire, Aleksandra Thostrup, Sarah Dewar-Watson, Danielle Clarke, Brian Walsh, Syrithe Pugh, Chris Chism, Elizabeth Spiller, Jenny C. Mann, Jacques Lezra, Paulina Kewes, James R. Siemon, Patricia Cahill, Elizabeth Hanson, Kathryn Schwartz, Lars Engle, Gillian Woods, David Clark, Alison Findlay, Mary Thomas Crane, Tom Rutter, Holger Schott Syme, Thomas Cartelli, Lucy Munro, Lisa Hopkins, Pascale Aebischer, Andrew Duxfield, Thomas Healy, Adam Hansen, Paul Menzer

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