Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy
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Christopher Marlowe and the Renaissance of Tragedy

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ISBN-13:
9780313275166
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.11.1995
Seiten:
200
Autor:
Douglas Cole
Gewicht:
454 g
Format:
234x156x13 mm
Serie:
63, Contributions in Drama and The
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Assesses the consequences of Marlowe's life in the theatre: how his plays transformed the literary traditions of his time and how they helped redefine the themes of tragedy.
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. Appendices: Thomas Kyd's Accusations of Marlowe; Richard Baines' Note.
This work focuses on Marlowe's works as an index of the major transformation of Elizabethan theatrical practices. It addresses Marlowe's individual plays as experiments in extending/redefining the traditional concepts and techniques of tragic drama.