1st Edition

Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe
Fresh Cultural Contexts




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ISBN 9780754662044
Published March 28, 2008 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

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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Biography

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

Reviews

’Marlowe scholars will want to obtain this volume, and they will be rewarded by the presence of several thought-provoking essays. ...uniformly solid and clear, [...] especially useful to undergraduates approaching Marlowe's plays.’ Renaissance Quarterly