Marlowe's seven plays dramatise the fatal lure of potent forces, whether religious, occult or erotic. In the victories of Tamburlaine, Faustus's encounters with the demonic, the irreverence of Barabas in The Jew of Malta, and the humiliation of Edward II in his fall from power and influence, Marlowe explores the shifting balance between power and helplessness, the sacred and its desecration.
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About the Author
Robert Lindsey is Associate Aditor of the journal Medieval and Renaissance Drama in English.
Frank Romany teaches English at St John's College, Oxford.
Table of ContentsThe Complete PlaysPreface
"The Baines Note"
A Note on the Texts
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Tamburlaine the Great, Part One
Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two
The Jew of Malta
Edward the Second
The Massacre at Paris
Appendix: The Massacre at Paris, Scene 19
List of Mythological, Historical and Geographical Names