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Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe / Edition 1

Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe / Edition 1

by Sara Munson Deats, Robert A. LoganSara Munson Deats
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Focusing upon Marlowe the playwright as opposed to Marlowe the man, the essays in this collection position the dramatist's plays within the dramaturgical, ethical, and sociopolitical matrices of his own era. The volume also examines some of the most heated controversies of the early modern period, such as the anti-theatrical debate, the relations between parents and children, Machiavaelli¹s ideology, the legitimacy of sectarian violence, and the discourse of addiction. Some of the chapters also explore Marlowe's polysemous influence on the theater of his time and of later periods, but, most centrally, upon his more famous contemporary poet/playwright, William Shakespeare.

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ISBN-13: 9780754662044
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sara Munson Deats is Distinguished University Professor of English, at the University of South Florida, USA. Robert A. Logan is Professor of English at the University of Hartford, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: placing the plays of Christopher Marlowe: fresh cultural contexts, Sara Munson Deats and Robert A. Logan. Part 1 Marlowe and the Theater: 'Mark this show': magic and theater in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, Sara Munson Deats; Marlowe's Edward II and the early playhouse audience, Ruth Lunney; Edmund Kean, anti-Semitism and The Jew of Malta, Stephanie Moss. Part 2 Marlowe and the Family: The hopeless daughter of a hapless Jew: father and daughter in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, Lagretta Tallent Lenker; A study in ambivalence: mothers and their sons in Christopher Marlowe, Joyce Karpay; Masculinity, performance, and identity: father/son dyads in Christopher Marlowe's plays, Merry G. Perry. Part 3 Marlowe, Ethics and Religion: Almost famous, always iterable: Doctor Faustus as meme of academic performativity, Rick Bowers; Misbelief, false profession and The Jew of Malta, William M. Hamlin; Doctor Faustus and the early modern language of addiction, Deborah Willis; Rhetorical strategies for a locus terribilis: senses, signs, symbols, and theological allusion in Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris, Christine McCall Probes; Barabas and Charles I, John Parker. Part 4 Marlowe and Shakespeare: Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the theoretically irrelevant author, Constance Brown Kuriyama; 'Glutted with conceit': imprints of Doctor Faustus on The Tempest, Robert A. Logan; Christopher Marlowe: the late years, David Bevington; Comprehensive bibliography; Index.

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