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Marlowe by Stevie Simkin
Book DescriptionChristopher Marlowe was the most successful dramatist of his time, his untimely death cutting short a career that may well have rivalled Shakespeare's. His four major works (Doctor Faustus, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Tamburlaine) are remarkable pieces of theatre, daring explorations of themes such as the nature of kingship, salvation and damnation, sexuality and ethnic prejudice. This book looks in depth at extracts from each of the plays, exploring them in parallel to uncover key concerns, including heroes and anti-heroes, gender and power and politics. As well as guiding readers in an understanding of the place of these issues in their Elizabethan context, and inviting them to consider their resonance today, the book looks in depth at Marlowe's style: his use of rhythm, the complexities and richness of his poetry, and his evolving development of 'character'. Particular attention is given throughout to the plays in performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333922415
(222mm x 141mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Straw Dogs, Paperback (September 2011)
Straw Dogs ignited fierce debate amongst audiences, critics, and censorship bodies on both sides of the Atlantic on its release in 1971. Stevie Simkin's study sheds light on the film's (mis)fortunes at the BBFC in 1971 and tracks its subsequent tortuous journey towards home video release, including extensive research into Peckinpah's archive.
Early Modern Tragedy and the Cinema of Violence, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Stevie Simkin
Considers parallel issues in revenge tragedies of the early seventeenth-century and violent cinema. This book offers a series of explorations of death, revenge and justice, and gender and violence. Appealing to those with an interest in either drama or film, it also reconsiders the high /popular culture divide.
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Author Biography - Stevie Simkin
STEVIE SIMKIN is Senior Lecturer in drama at the School of Community and Performing Arts at King Alfred's College, Winchester.
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