Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade
- Kirk Melnikoff, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Roslyn L. Knutson, University of Arkansas
Presenting the first exploration of Christopher Marlowe's complex place in the canon, this collection reads Marlowe's work against an extensive backdrop of repertory, publication, transmission, and reception. Wide-ranging and thoughtful chapters consider Marlowe's deliberate engagements with the stage and print culture, the agents and methods involved in the transmission of his work, and his cultural reception in the light of repertory and print evidence. With contributions from major international scholars, the volume considers all of Marlowe's oeuvre, offering illuminating approaches to his extended animation in theatre and print, from the putative theatrical debut of Tamburlaine in 1587 to the most current editions of his work.Read more
- Features the leading scholars in the fields of theatre history, Marlowe biography, and the book trade
- Offers a coherent approach to Marlowe as a working dramatist
- Covers all of Marlowe's work
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'The seventeen short chapters cut quickly to the chase, and Melnikoff and Knutson have deftly edited the whole into an unusually coherent collection. Their book will encourage readers to think again about the models of literary influence which so dominate Marlowe studies, but which often operate through cloudy reference to mighty lines and overreaching heroes.' Adam Smyth, The Times Literary Supplement
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- Date Published: September 2018
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108625128
- contains: 7 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
To the reader David Scott Kastan
Introduction: booking Marlowe
Part I. Marlowe at Work:
1. Marlowe's Lucan: winding sheets and scattered leaves Sarah Wall-Randell
2. Marlowe in repertory, 1587–1593 Roslyn L. Knutson
3. Marlowe in miniature: Dido, Queen of Carthage and the children of the chapel repertory Eoin Price
4. 'Then breath a while': compression, kinesis, and temporality in the Massacre at Paris Evelyn Tribble
5. Alarums: Edward II and the staging of history Lucy Munro
6. Doctor Faustus's leg Genevieve Love
Part II. Transmitting Marlowe:
7. Making Marlowe Adam G. Hooks
8. Making a scene: or Tamburlaine the Great in print Claire M. L. Bourne
9. Marlowe's early books: the Contention and a 'Marlowe effect' Peter Kirwan
10. Richard Jones, Tamburlaine the Great, and the making (and re-making) of a serial play collection in the 1590s Tara L. Lyons
11. Companionate publishing, literary publics, and the wit of epyllia: the early success of Hero and Leander András Kiséry
12. Thomas Heywood and the publishing of The Jew of Malta Richard Dutton
Part III. Marlowe Received:
13. Allusions to Marlowe in printed plays, 1594 Tom Rutter
14. The devil and Doctor Faustus Paul Menzer
15. Booking Marlowe's plays David McInnis
16. Marlowe's lost play: 'The Maiden's Holiday' Matthew Steggle
17. 'The best of poets in that age': Christopher Marlowe's reputation in the century following his death in Deptford J. A. Downie
Appendix A. Transcription of John Newdigate II's summary of Edward II
Appendix B. Marlowe in print, 1590–1640
Appendix C. Marlowe's plays in performance, 1588–1640.
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