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The Complete Plays
Author: Christopher Marlowe

ISBN: 9780140436334
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 27 October 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2
Description:
Marlowe's seven plays dramatise the fatal lure of potent forces, whether religious, occult or erotic. In the victories of Tamburlaine, Faustus's encounters with the demonic, the irreverence of Barabas in The Jew of Malta, and the humiliation of Edward II in his fall from power and influence, Marlowe explores the shifting balance between power and helplessness, the sacred and its desecration.

About The Author

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was born in Canterbury in 1564, the same year as Shakespeare's birth. Like Shakespeare, he was of a prosperous middle-class family, but unlike Shakespeare he went to a university, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he received the bachelor's degree in 1584 and the master's degree in 1587. The terms of his scholarship implied that he was preparing for the clergy but he did not become a clergyman.

Shortly before he received his M.A. the University seems to have wished to withhold it, apparently suspecting him of conversion to Roman Catholicism, but the Queen's Privy Council intervened on his behalf, stating that he "had done her majesty good service" and ...

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