Dr Faustus: The A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)

A parallel-text edition

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152610170X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Dr Faustus, first published in 1604 long after Christopher Marlowe had died (in 1593) and then published in an expanded version in 1616, has long fascinated readers and scholars alike as one of the great puzzles in Renaissance English drama. Marlowe himself was highly controversial in his own day, and remains so today, as a daringly heterodox writer. The so-called A-text of 1604 is very short, with missing and misplaced scenes. Some passages are clearly not by Marlowe, but by some other dramatist commissioned by the theatre entrepreneur Philip Henslowe to supplement Marlowe's incomparable tragic writing with some comic horseplay. The B-text adds a considerable amount of material from the Faustbook, padding out the story with more raucous comedy to satisfy audience longings for more magical stunts. This edition uniquely presents the two texts in facing pages, making the reader aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike.
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Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

Author: James N. Loehlin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

View: 6907

This introductory guide to one of Marlowe's most widely-studied plays offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of screen adaptations, and a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.
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Dr. Faustus: The A- and B- Texts (1604, 1616)

By Christopher Marlowe

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719081996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are two of the most eminent editors currently working), have hit upon the fascinating idea of presenting both texts on facing pages. This allows readers to compare the two 'versions', the 'A' text which is the one closest to Marlowe, and the longer 'B' text with additions by Samuel Rowley; in this unique edition, the reader is made aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr. Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike.
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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527347

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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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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Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016431

Category: Drama

Page: 298

View: 6324

This volume in the "Revel Plays" series, offers reading editions, with modern spelling, of the 1604 and 1616 editions of Marlowe's play, arguing that the two cannot be conflated into one. Included are sources and commentary, literary criticism, style and staging/performance assessments.
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Doctor Faustus

A Critical Guide

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847061389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 1953

A comprehensive introduction to Marlowe's Doctor Faustus - introducing its critical history, performance history, the current critical landscape and new directions in research on the play.
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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876092258

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 1345

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Making and Unmaking in Early Modern English Drama

Spectators, Aesthetics and Incompletion

Author: Chloe Porter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719084970

Category: Drama

Page: 230

View: 1439

Why are early modern English dramatists preoccupied with unfinished processes of 'making' and 'unmaking'? And what did the terms 'finished' or 'incomplete' mean for dramatists and their audiences in this period? Making and Unmaking in Early Modern English Drama is about the significance of visual things that are 'under construction' in works by playwrights including Shakespeare, Robert Greene and John Lyly. Illustrated with examples from across visual and material culture, it opens up new interpretations of the place of aesthetic form in the early modern imagination. Plays are explored as a part of a lively post-Reformation visual culture, alongside a diverse range of contexts and themes, including iconoclasm, painting, sculpture, clothing and jewellery, automata and invisibility. Asking what it meant for Shakespeare and his contemporaries to 'begin' or 'end' a literary or visual work, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of early modern English drama, literature, visual culture and history.
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Doctor Faustus A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)

Christopher Marlowe and his collaborator and revisers

Author: David M. Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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This volume in the "Revel Plays" series, offers reading editions, with modern spelling, of the 1604 and 1616 editions of Marlowe's play, arguing that the two cannot be conflated into one. Included are sources and commentary, literary criticism, style and staging/performance assessments.
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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546942412

Category:

Page: 78

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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, based on German stories about the title character Faust, that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593. Two different versions of the play were published in the Jacobean era, several years later. The powerful effect of early productions of the play is indicated by the legends that quickly accrued around them-that actual devils once appeared on the stage during a performance, "to the great amazement of both the actors and spectators," a sight that was said to have driven some spectators mad.
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Christopher Marlowe

Author: Thomas F. Healy

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

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This is the first study for some time which explores the whole range of Marlowe's writing. Plays such as Doctor Faustus, Edward the Second, The Jew of Malta, and Tamburlaine continue to challenge and startle modern readers as much as they did the Elizabethan world. Written with clarity and without obfuscating jargon, this book is an ideal introduction to one of the most exciting and innovative writers in English.
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Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels

Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630: An Anthology

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198711865

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 7165

A broad-based and accessible anthology of travel and colonial writing in the English Renaissance, ranging from the Americas to the Far East, from Ireland to Russia, and selected to represent the world-picture of 16th and 17th century readers in England. The editor provides a substantial introduction and headnotes to give students essential information and alert them to debates and discussions.
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Cahiers Élisabéthains

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 978

Posted in English literature

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Doctor Faustus - Second Edition

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460400860

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 7493

Doctor Faustus is a classic; its imaginative boldness and vertiginous ironies have fascinated readers and playgoers alike. But the fact that this play exists in two early versions, printed in 1604 and 1616, has posed formidable problems for critics. How much of either version was written by Marlowe, and which is the more authentic? Is the play orthodox or radically interrogative? Michael Keefer’s early work helped to establish the current consensus that the 1604 text was censored and revised; the Keefer edition, praised for its lucid introduction and scholarship, was the first to restore two displaced scenes to their correct place. Most competing editions presume that the 1604 text was printed from authorial manuscript, and that the 1616 text is of little substantive value. But in 2006 Keefer’s fresh analysis of the evidence showed that the 1604 quarto’s Marlovian scenes were printed from a corrupted manuscript, and that the 1616 quarto (though indeed censored and revised) preserves some readings earlier than those of the 1604 text. This edition has been updated and revised. Keefer’s critical introduction reconstructs the ideological contexts that shaped and deformed the play, and the text is accompanied by textual and explanatory notes and excerpts from sources.
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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DIVClassic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at 3 historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Essential reading for investors. /div
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Dionysus

Myth and Cult

Author: Walter Friedrich Otto,Robert B. Palmer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208910

Category: History

Page: 243

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ÒThis study of Dionysus . . . is also a new theogony of Early Greece.Ó ÑPublishers Weekly ÒAn original analysis . . . of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus.Ó ÑTheology Digest ÒWho is Dionysus? The god of ecstasy and terror, of wildness and of the most blessed deliveranceÑthe mad god whose appearance sends mankind into madness. . . .Ó In this classic study of the myth and cult of Dionysus, Walter F. Otto recreates the theological world of ancient Greek religion. Otto's provocative starting point is to accept the immanent reality of the gods. To understand the cult of Dionysus, it is necessary to reimagine the original vision of the god. Otto challenges us to understand the power of this vision not as a bloodless abstraction but as a force animating belief, to see the myth and art of Dionysus as a passionate search to regain the power of the lost god.
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Annals of English Drama, 975-1700

An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant Or Lost, Chronologically Arranged and Indexed by Authors, Titles, Dramatic Companies, Etc

Author: Alfred Harbage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 264

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Posted in English drama