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The Jew of Malta : Christopher Marlowe - N. W. Bawcutt

The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe

By: N. W. Bawcutt (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 1980
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"The Jew of Malta" is a formative and brilliant play which has come to hold an increasingly important position in the Marlowe canon. This edition is based on the only surviving text, the 1633 quarto, which has been carefully examined and is shown to be more authentic and reliable than most earlier scholars were prepared to allow. The fullest available account of the sources of the play is given, with discussion of Marlowe's knowledge of Mediterranean history, and consideration of Elizabethan Machiavellianism. The play's theatrical vitality is illuminated by the suggestions about it's original staging in Bawcutt's fascinating appendix.

General editor's preface Preface Abbreviations Introduction: 1. Date and stage history 2. Sources 3. The play 4. The text The Jew of Malta Appendices: A. Heywood's Dedication, Prologues, and Epilogues B. Lineation C. The staging of the Jew of Malta Glossarial index to the commentary -- .

ISBN: 9780719016189
ISBN-10: 0719016185
Series: Revels Plays (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 14.25  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Type: New edition