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Marlowe (New Casebooks)by Avraham Oz
Synopses & Reviews
This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of essays on the major plays of Shakespeare's most notable contemporary playwright, Christopher Marlowe. Articles from the last two decades by major critics of English early modern drama, among them Stephen Greenblatt, Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Dollimore, Alan Sinfield, Michael Hattaway, Dympna Callagham, Emily Bartels and others, provide a variety of fresh, controversial and enlightening critical perspectives on five of Marlowe's plays: Tamburlaine the Great Parts I and II, The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, and Edward II.
About the Author
Avraham Oz is a Professor of Drama at the University of Haifa, and Visiting Professor of Drama, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements * General Editors' Preface * Introduction--A.Oz * Strange and Estranging Spectacles: Strategies of State and Stage--E.C.Bartels * Christopher Marlowe: Ideology and Subversion--M.Hattaway * Faces of Nation and Barbarism: Prophetic Mimicry and the Politics of Tamburlaine the Great--A.Oz * Marlowe, Marx and Anti-Semitism--S.Greenblatt * 'So Neatly Plotted, and So Well Perform'd': Villain and Playwright in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta--S.M.Deats & L.S.Starks * Economic and Ideological Exchange in Marlowe's The Jew of Malta--D.Thurn * Doctor Faustus: Subversion Through Transgression--J.Dollimore Doctor * Faustus and Knowledge in Conflict--C.Belsey * Reading Faustus's God--A.Sinfield * The Terms of Gender: 'Gay' and 'Feminist' Edward II--D.Callaghan * Queer Edward II: Postmodern Sexualities and the Early Modern Subject--T.Cartelli * Further Reading * A Marlowe Chronology * Notes on Contributors * Index
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