"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
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.