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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe Paperback – Aug 9 2004

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (Aug. 9 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521527341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521527347
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
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"Cheney's impressive addition to the 'Cambridge Companions to Literature' series provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to Marlowe's life and works, one that fully reflects the new developments in a field that has seen many changes and reassessments in recent years. Highly recommended." B.E. Brandt, South Dakota State University, CHOICE

"...trendy....contributions are very worthwhile and can be read with pleasure..."
--Clifford Davidson, Western Michigan University, Comparative Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe provides a full introduction to this famed pioneer of both the Elizabethan stage and modern English poetry. Sixteen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on all relevant topics of Marlowe's life and works, including on his texts and style, his use of classicism, and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity. The volume also considers the religious, political, courtly, and literary contexts of Marlowe's authorship, his presence in modern film and theatre, and his influence on subsequent writers.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa553cfc0) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5017354) out of 5 stars A comprehensive academic overview of Marlowe's work and times Feb. 3 2009
By E. A. Bucchianeri - Published on
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This book is exactly as the title suggests, a companion book for Marlovian students, however, you do not have to be an academic to enjoy this work. Comprised of sixteen different essays, seventeen if you count the introduction, written by the most respected Marlowe scholars of our times, this book is accessible to the general reader. I highly recommend it for anyone who is generally familiar with the playwright and who desires to progress to the next level in the academic field. It is an excellent book displaying a cross-section of the latest trends in Marlovian research.

The titles of the various chapters are self explanatory:
`Introduction: Marlowe in the twenty-first century', `Marlowe's life', `Marlovian texts and authorship', `Marlowe and style', `Marlowe and the politics of religion', `Marlowe and the English literary sense', `Marlowe's poems and classicism', `Tamburlaine the Great, Parts One and Two', `The Jew of Malta', `Edward II', `Doctor Faustus', `Dido, Queen of Carthage and The Massacre of Paris', `Tragedy, patronage and power', `Geography and identity in Marlowe', `Marlowe's men and women: gender and sexuality', `Marlowe in theatre and film', `Marlowe's reception and influence'.

The book also features a chronology of Marlowe's life, several illustrations, suggested reading lists, an index, and a nifty listing of other Cambridge Companions that are available.

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HASH(0xa51951d4) out of 5 stars Cambridge companion to Christopjer Marlowe Feb. 14 2008
By Suzanne C. Wohl - Published on
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This is a highly intellectual study of the life, times and works of Christopher Marlowe and well done as the Cambridge companions usually are. I highly recommend it to the student who wishes to learn in depth of Marlowe.
HASH(0xa5195198) out of 5 stars Except for bad geography Nov. 15 2015
By Terry Hawkins - Published on
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Generally interesting essays. However, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.'s "Geography and identity in Marlow," contains an obvious mistake. In his very first sentence he refers to ". . .Shakespeare's famously non-existent Bohemian shore in the Winter's Tale."
This has long been the result of academia's non-existent research, taking a dig at Shakespeare's supposed ignorance of geography.
Absolutely wrong! Bohemia in the 16th century most certainly did have a seacoast as any traveler through that area would have known.
And certainly as an expert in geography, Sullivan should know.