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Doctor Faustus : A Two-Text Edition (A-Text, 1604; B-Text, 1616) Contexts And Sources Criticism - Christopher Marlowe

Doctor Faustus

A Two-Text Edition (A-Text, 1604; B-Text, 1616) Contexts And Sources Criticism

Paperback Published: 11th February 2005
ISBN: 9780393977547
Number Of Pages: 304

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This edition provides newly edited texts of both the 1604 (A-Text) and 1616 (B-Text) versions of the play, each with detailed explanatory annotations. "Sources and Contexts" includes a generous selection from Marlowe's main source, The Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Dr. John Faustus, along with contemporary writings on magic and religion (including texts by Agrippa, Calvin, and Perkins) that establish the play's intellectual background. This volume also reprints early documents relating to the writing and publication of the play and to its first performances, along with contemporary comments on Marlowe's scandalous reputation. Twenty-five carefully chosen interpretations-written from the eighteenth century to the present-allow students to enrich their critical understanding of the play. These diverse critical essays include classic analyses by Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, and A. C. Swinburne, among others, and recent criticism from, among others, Michael Neill, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Alison Findlay, Stephen Orgel, and David Bevington. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Date and source
References and abbreviations
The textual problem
The real problem
Dr Faustus
Accidental emendations
he English Faustbook
The 'adicyones' in the B text, with emendations
A or B? The scholar's responsibility
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780393977547
ISBN-10: 0393977544
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th February 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 12.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.481
Edition Number: 1