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

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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

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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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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

A critical guide

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474242871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Doctor Faustus, is Christopher Marlowe's most popular play and is often seen as one of the overwhelming triumphs of the English Renaissance. It has had a rich and varied critical history often arousing violent critical controversy. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, surveying notable stage productions from its initial performance in 1594 to the present and including TV, audio and cinematic versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated biography provide a basis for further individual research.
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Doktor Faustus


Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 147

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Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016431

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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Author: Anton Giulio Barrili

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849123840


Page: 188

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Quest'opera (edizione rilegata) fa parte della collana di libri TREDITION CLASSICS. La casa editrice tredition di Amburgo pubblica nell'ambito della collana TREDITION CLASSICS opere datate piu di 2000 anni. Queste opere erano in gran parte esaurite o reperibili solo come pezzi d'antiquariato. La serie di libri contribuise a preservare la letteratura e a promuovere la cultura. Essa aiuta inoltre ad evitare che migliaia di opere cadano nel dimenticatoio. L'obiettivo della serie e di ripubblicare migliaia di classici della letteratura mondiale in diverse lingue... in tutto il mondo!
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Christopher Marlowe

Author: Thomas F. Healy

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

View: 760

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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Cahiers Élisabéthains

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Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

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

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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Publisher: N.A



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The Valiant Welshman

Author: R. Armin,V. Kreb

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5874587632

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ein blendender Spion


Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708568

Category: Fiction

Page: 639

View: 8624

Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Magnus Pym, Angehöriger der britischen Botschaft in Wien und dort für Geheimaufträge zuständig, ist spurlos verschwunden. Seine Frau, sein Vorgesetzter und die Londoner Geheimdienststellen werden zunehmend unruhig. Und auch andernorts beginnt man, sich Sorgen zu machen.
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Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641156149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 2754

Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.
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Abdruck nach den Ludi theatrales (1666) mit den Lesarten der Kelheimer und Pollinger Handschrift

Author: Jakob Bidermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311093373X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Das Massaker von Paris

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866000520


Page: 169

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De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus

Author: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826012624

Category: Feminism

Page: 113

View: 5776

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Shakespeare in love

das Drehbuch

Author: Marc Norman,Tom Stoppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442445295

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 191

View: 6194

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Dialecticae libri duo

Author: Petrus Ramus

Publisher: N.A



Page: 149

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