Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe by Patrick Cheney
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Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe
By Patrick Cheney

The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

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Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe by Patrick Cheney

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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe, first published in 2004, provides a full introduction to one of the great pioneers of both the Elizabethan stage and modern English poetry. It recalls that Marlowe was an inventor of the English history play (Edward II) and of Ovidian narrative verse (Hero and Leander), as well as being author of such masterpieces of tragedy and lyric as Doctor Faustus and 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love'. Sixteen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on Marlowe's life, texts, style, politics, religion, and classicism. The volume also considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity; his presence in modern film and theatre; and finally his influence on subsequent writers. The Companion includes a chronology of Marlowe's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521527347
ISBN-10: 0521527341
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Cheney

Patrick Cheney is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Marlowe's Counterfeit Profession: Ovid, Spenser, Counter-Nationhood (1997) and Spenser's Famous Flight: A Renaissance Idea of a Literary Career (1993).

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