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The Jew of Malta (New Mermaids)

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Publisher Comments:

So popular in its time that impresario Philip Henslowe staged it during

the plague years of 1592 and '93, this 'tragical farce', as it is best

described, is hard for modern audiences to swallow. The rich Jew

Barabas fulfils all of the anti-semitic prejudices that had been

current in Christian Europe for centuries, but the Christians are

equally viciously exposed as vicious despots and hypocrites. This

edition sets the play in the cultural, religious and political context

of Elizabethan London to show that what Marlowe presented to his

audience was a shrewd, perhaps cynical, analysis of aggression and

xenophobia; it collapses ideological structures of all kinds.

About the Author

The editor, James R Siemon is Professor of English Literature at Boston University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713666700
Author:
Marlowe, Christopher
Publisher:
A&C Black
Editor:
Siemon, James R.
Author:
Siemon, James R.
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
New Mermaids
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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