The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays

Book - 2003
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Marlowe's seven plays dramatise the fatal lure of potent forces, whether religious, occult or erotic. In the victories of Tamburlaine, Faustus's encounters with the demonic, the irreverence of Barabas in The Jew of Malta , and the humiliation of Edward II in his fall from power and influence, Marlowe explores the shifting balance between power and helplessness, the sacred and its desecration.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, ©2003.
ISBN: 9780140436334
Characteristics: xliv, 702 pages ;,20 cm.


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Dec 11, 2015

Though often overshadowed by that showboat Shakespeare, Kit Marlowe, despite his small output, is both an influential playwright and a fascinating character. He was, quite possibly, an atheist, a spy, & a homosexual. He was stabbed in the eye in a tavern duel. And he wrote some bombastic (Jonson referred to Marlowe's "mighty line"), bloody, and subversive plays, which are all included in this well annotated collection. "Dr. Faustus" is the most famous, but fans/students of Elizabethan drama will want to read the entire collection. Also see Anthony Burgess's inventive, dazzling novel of Marlowe's life, "A Deadman in Deptford."

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