Summary: Intro by Leech and 14 essays incl: Christopher Marlowe (T.S.Eliot); Marlowe’s Map (Ethel Seaton); The Damnation of Faustus (W.W.Greg); Marlowe’s Atheist Lecture (Paul H. Kocher).
*Marlowe: A Critical Study
Published: Cambridge University Press 1964; 1970.
Details: Hard cover; Paperback. 390pp.
ISBN: 0521065453; 0521096243
Summary: A brief review of Marlowe’s life (‘Facts & Theories’) followed by critical studies of Marlowe’s 5 main plays (plus a note on The Massacre) and 3 poems (Lucan, Elegies, Hero & Leander)
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Christopher Marlowe: Merlin’s Prophet
Published: Cambridge University Press 1977.
Details: Hard cover, Paperback (2008). 226pp.
Summary: A series of essays on each of the plays challenges common views of Marlowe as a dogmatic moralist, and a dramatist of heroic energy with his outrageous heroes. Rather, argues Weil, he is an ironic writer of riddling plays, cunningly manipulating our responses to his characters.
Summary: An accessible introduction to Marlowe’s plays, exploring themes such as religion, the New World and sexuality. Six chapters cover: life & death; his canon; theatrical context; knowledge; transgressing established values; common critical issues.
Summary: A collection of essays on Marlowe the playwright, covering aspects such as “the anti-theatrical debate”, Machiavellian ideology, violence, addiction and Marlowe’s influence on Shakespeare. Contributors incl. C.B.Kuriyama and Bevington.
Summary: A comprehensive introduction to Marlowe’s most popular play, introducing its critical history, performance history, current critical landscape and new directions in research, and surveys notable stage productions.
Christopher Marlowe (The University Wits)
Author: Robert A. Logan
Published: Ashgate Publishing, 01 Feb 2011.
Details: Hard cover. 554pp.
Summary: Examines the characteristics of the six Wits and their influence on Elizabethan drama. Placing Marlowe in their context, and by assessing a selection of important essayson Marlowe, Logan finds his reputation the most prominent.
Summary: Essays under the categories Lives, Stage, and Page explores the idea of Marlowe as a working artist, how he conceives an idea, shapes and refines it, and refashions it further in his writing process. The volume reflects the flourishing state of Marlowe studies in the 21st century. [Read Introduction]
Summary: An unique perspective on the Marlowe canon as Stapleton examines Marlowe’s Elegies in the context of his seven known dramatic works and Hero and Leander, exploring how translating the Amores profited Marlowe as a writer.
Summary: A discussion of Marlowe’s themes, structure, imagery, and stagecraft, and projected psychoanalysis of the author based on his work.
From Mankind to Marlowe: Growth of Structure in the Popular Drama of Tudor England
Published: Harvard UP 1962.
Details: Hard cover. 320pp.
Subtitle: Marlowe’s relationship to earlier theatrical forms.
Marlowe and the Politics of Elizabethan Theatre
Published: Prentice-Hall 1988.
Details: Paperback. 256pp.
Summary: Marlowe’s plays read in the context of the Elizabethan theatre.
Elizabethan Fustian (Vol I)
Author:Eleanor Grace Clark
Published: NY Oxford Press 1937.
Details: Hard cover. 223pp.
Summary: A study in the social and political backgrounds of the drama, with particular reference to Christopher Marlowe.
*Ralegh and Marlowe
Author:Eleanor Grace Clark
Published: Fordham University Press, New York 1941.
Details: Hard cover. 488pp.
Summary: Links between Sir Walter Ralegh and Marlowe.
Free Will or Destiny in Doctor Faustus
Published: VDM 2008.
Details: Paperback. 64pp.
Summary: Is human nature conducted by individual impulses or subject to a greater force called destiny? Marlowe analyses this question, says Kiss, but does not try to find Faustus guilty or innocent, rather presenting the pros and cons.
Deathly Experiments: A Study of Icons and Emblems of Mortality in Christopher Marlowe
Author:Clayton G. Mackenzie
Published: AMS Press 15 December 2010.
Details: Hard cover. 152pp.
Summary: MacKenzie carefully analyses the carnival of savagery in the Marlowe’s work. The dismembering devils of Dr Faustus, the Mower of Edward II, the suicides in Dido, the gruesome brutalities of The Massacre at Paris – all reflect the popular Elizabethan conviction that death is at the very center of life. [Synopsis/Contents]