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Christopher Marlowe, Renaissance Dramatist


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April 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to all of the plays of Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe is a playwright whose work taps into the central concerns of his age, many of which are still important to us - religious uncertainty, the clash between Islam and Christianity, the discovery of America, ideas of sexuality and gender identity, and the rôle of the marginalised inidividual in society.
The book contains six chapters, each on a specific aspect of Marlowe's work and its cultural contexts: Marlowe's life and death; the Marlowe canon; the theatrical contexts and stage history of the plays; Marlowe's distinctive interest in old and new branches of knowledge; the ways in which he transgresses against established norms and values; and the major issues which have been raised in critical discussions of his plays. Each chapter allows students to see the significance, scope and distinctive contribution made by Marlowe in all his plays, and his place in the development of Renaissance drama.
Key Features
*Covers all of Marlowe's plays, including Tamburlaine the Great, Doctor Faustus, Edward II and The Jew of Malta
*Emphasises how daring Marlowe's ideas were at the time as well as their relevance to readers today
*Covers the theatrical contexts of Marlowe's plays and their performance history
*Reassesses Marlowe's achievement as well as his relationship to Shakespeare

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents
1. Marlowe's Life and Death
2. The Marlowe Canon
3. Marlowe on Stage, 1587-2007: Theatrical Contexts and Dramaturgical Practice
4. Marlowe as Scholar: Old and New Knowledges in the Plays
5. Marlowe the Horizon-Stretcher: Daring God out of Heaven and conquering new worlds
6. Critical Issues

Portrait

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University and co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association. She has a longstanding interest in Marlowe and her previous publications include Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life (Palgrave, 2000) and Christopher Marlowe: An Author Chronology (Palgrave, 2005). She is a vice-president of the Marlowe Society and a previous joint winner of the Hoffman Award for Distinguished Publication on Christopher Marlowe.

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There is much useful material here for readers new to Marlowe ... Hopkins offers some inspired readings of the plays. H-Net There is much useful material here for readers new to Marlowe ... Hopkins offers some inspired readings of the plays.
EAN: 9780748624737
ISBN: 0748624732
Untertitel: 'Renaissance Dramatists'. 5 B&W. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Edinburgh University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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