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Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy By Douglas Cole

Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy by Douglas Cole

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This work focuses on Marlowe's works as an index of the major transformation of Elizabethan theatrical practices. Intended as an introduction to the subject, this book provides an insightful approach to Marlowe's work and the study of Elizabethan thought and theatre.

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Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy Summary

Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy by Douglas Cole

This work focuses on Marlowe's works as an index of the major transformation of Elizabethan theatrical practices. In the opening chapter, Cole reviews the unusually intriguing historical record of Marlowe's life outside the theatre. The body of the book addresses Marlowe's individual plays as experiments in extending and redefining the traditional concepts and techniques of tragic drama, and suggests how his contemporaries and followers made use of his innovations. Intended as an introduction to the subject, this book provides an insightful approach to Marlowe's work and the study of Elizabethan thought and theatre.

About Douglas Cole

DOUGLAS COLE is Professor of English at Northwestern University. He is author of Suffering and Evil in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe and editor of two volumes-Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Romeo and Juliet and Renaissance Drama XI: Tragedy.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Josh Beer, Christopher Innes, and Simon Williams Prologue Chronology Matters of Life and Death The World of the Theatre in the Reign of Elizabeth Dido, Queen of Carthage: Tragedy in the Classical Tradition Tamburlaine the Great: Tragical Discourse and Spectacle Machiavellian Tragedy: The Massacre at Paris and The Jew of Malta Edward II: Tragedy in the De Casibus Tradition Doctor Faustus: Tragedy in the Allegorical Tradition Marlowe's Legacy to Tragedy Appendix A: Thomas Kyd's Accusations of Marlowe Appendix B: Richard Baines' Note Works Cited Index

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NLS9780275936730
9780275936730
0275936732
Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy by Douglas Cole
New
Paperback
ABC-CLIO
1995-11-30
200
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