Summary: Fully annotated edition. Intro contains brief biog, critical intro, & discussion of dates and sources.
The Jew of Malta
Editor:N.W.Bawcutt (Revels Plays Series)
Published: Manchester University Press 1981.
Details: Paperback. 224pp.
Summary: Fully annotated scholarly edition. Intro includes a discussion of Marlowe’s knowledge of Mediterranean history, and consideration of Elizabethan Machiavellianism.
The Jew of Malta
Editor:James R. Siemon (New Mermaids Series)
Published: A&C Black 2002.
Details: Paperback. 118pp.
Summary: Fully annotated new edition. Intro covers usual aspects, and looks at the play’s topical concern with international politics.
Editor:Charles R. Forker (Revels Plays Series)
Published: Manchester University Press 1995.
Details: Paperback. 384pp.
Summary: Includes: an analysis of the first quarto; dating; the play’s relation to the Shakespearean histories; sources; a five-act structure; sexual politics; full stage history; collation of some 46 editions.
Editor:Martin Wiggins, Robert Lindsey (New Mermaids Series)
Published: A&C Black 2005.
Details: Paperback. 172pp.
Summary: Fully annotated new edition. Intro covers usual aspects, as well as how the play deals with sexuality, politics, and cruelty.
Doctor Faustus: A-and B-texts
Editors:David Bevington, Eric Rasmussen (Revels Plays Series)
Published: Manchester University Press 1993.
Details: Paperback. 320pp.
Summary: A- and B-Texts conflated with detailed notes and good intro. These editors come down on the side of the A-Text.
*Doctor Faustus (A-Text)
Editor:Roma Gill (New Mermaids Series)
Published: A&C Black 2003
Details: Paperback. 110pp.
Summary: Based on the A-Text with detailed textual notes. Plus a good intro covering dating, textual history, plus dramatic and theatrical aspects.
Doctor Faustus 1604-1616: Parallel Texts
Published: Oxford University Press 1950.
Details: Hard cover. 408pp.
Summary: Greg lays out the A- and B-Texts on facing pages. A detailed assessment of the respective texts and their differences leads Greg to posit the B-Text as being probably closer to Marlowe’s original script, a conclusion recently challenged by Bevington, Rasmussen and others.
Summary: The text of the Massacre at Paris is only extant via a single, undated and corrupt quarto, too short for a complete play.
Dido Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris
Editor:H. J. Oliver (Revels Plays Series)
Published: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1968.
Details: Paperback. 187pp.
Summary: The texts of Marlowe’s two least performed plays with detailed annotations and introductions covering date, textual and staging history, sources, and interpretation. Includes facsimile and transcript of the Folger manuscript leaf.