Christopher Marlowe and English renaissance culture / edited by Darryll Grantley and Peter Roberts.

Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press, 1996.
xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Summary note
As the title suggests, these essays on Christopher Marlowe attempt to place the writer and dramatist in the context of the cultural history of his period, with particular reference to its dynamics of social change, aspiration, exploration, conflict and discordance. As such, what characterizes this collection from the conference held in 1993 at the University of Kent at Canterbury, Marlowe's birthplace, to mark the fourth centenary of his death, is its interdisciplinarity. Several of the essays exemplify the variety of approaches which may be taken to the writing of cultural and intellectual history. While fresh perspectives are offered by adducing new documentary and textual evidence, and through the rereading of Marlowe's work in the context of Elizabethan literary Renaissance, space is given in the selection to different interpretations to stimulate debate.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
'onelye a boye called Christopher Mowle' / Andrew Butcher--'The Studious Artizan': Christopher Marlowe, Canterbury and Cambridge / Peter Roberts--'At Middleborough': some reflections on Marlowe's visit to the Low Countries in 1592 / Charles Nicholl--Visible bullets: Tamburlaine the Great and Ivan the Terrible / Richard Wilson--Marlowe's Massacre at Paris and the reputation of Henri III of France / David Potter--Marlowe's maps of war / Nick de Somogyi--Marlowe and the New World / Thomas Cartelli--The stage, the scaffold and the spectators: the struggle for power in Marlowe's Jew of Malta / Roger Sales--Christopher Marlowe and atheism / Nicholas Davidson--Necromantic books: Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus and Agrippa of Nettesheim / Gareth Roberts--'What passions call you these?': Edward II and James VI / Lawrence Normand--Christopher Marlowe: Ideology and subversion / Michael Hattaway--'What meanes this shew?': Theatricalism, camp and subversion in Doctor Faustus and The Jew of Malta / Darryll Grantley--Marlowe and the internalization of irony / Alexander Shurbanov.
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