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

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.

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

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.

Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

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.

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

  • Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen
  • 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.

Doctor Faustus

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.

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

  • Author: Christopher Marlowe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English drama
  • Page: 72
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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

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.

Doctor Faustus A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)

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.

Doctor Faustus - Second Edition

Doctor Faustus - Second Edition

  • Author: Christopher Marlowe
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1460400860
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 320
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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.

The Poems

The Poems

Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139835378
  • Category: Literary Collections
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This is a fully annotated edition of all the poems which are now generally regarded as Shakespeare's, excluding the Sonnets. It contains Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, and A Lover's Complaint. The introduction to the two long narrative poems examines their place within the classical and Renaissance European traditions, an issue which also applies to The Phoenix and the Turtle. John Roe analyses the conditions in which the collection was produced, and weighs the evidence for and against Shakespeare's authorship of A Lover's Complaint and the much-debated question of its genre. He demonstrates how in his management of formal tropes Shakespeare, like the best Elizabethans, fashions a living language out of handbook oratory. This updated edition contains a new introductory section on recent critical interpretations and an updated reading list.

Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

  • Author: Sophie Duncan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198790848
  • Category:
  • Page: 304
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Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siecle illuminates the most iconoclastic performances of Shakespeare's heroines in late Victorian theatre, through the celebrity, commentary, and wider careers of the actresses who played them. By bringing together fin-de-siecle performances of Shakespeare and contemporary Victorian drama for the first time, this book illuminates the vital ways in which fin-de-siecle Shakespeare and contemporary Victorian theatre culture conditioned each other. Actresses' movements between Shakespeare and fin-de-siecle roles reveal the collisions and unexpected consonances between apparently independent areas of the fin-de-siecle repertory. Performances including Ellen Terry's Lady Macbeth, Madge Kendal's Rosalind, and Lillie Langtry's Cleopatra illuminate fin-de-siecle Shakespeare's lively intersections with cultural phenomena including the "Jack the Ripper" killings, aestheticism, the suicide craze, and the rise of metropolitan department stores. If, as previous studies have shown, Shakespeare was everywhere in Victorian culture, Sophie Duncan explores the surprising ways in which late-Victorian culture, from Dracula to pornography, and from Ruskin to the suffragettes, inflected Shakespeare. Via a wealth of unpublished archival material, Duncan reveals women's creative networks at the fin de siecle, and how Shakespearean performance traditions moved between actresses via little-studied performance genealogies. At the same time, controversial new stage business made fin-de-siecle Shakespeare as much a crucible for debates over gender roles and sexuality as plays by Ibsen and Shaw. Increasingly, actresses' creative networks encompassed suffragist activists, who took personal inspiration from star Shakespearean actresses. From a Salome-esque Juliet to a feminist Paulina, fin-de-siecle actresses created cultural legacies which Shakespeare-in-performance still negotiates today.

Staging the Renaissance

Staging the Renaissance

  • Author: David Scott Kastan,Peter Stallybrass
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136758240
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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The essays in Staging the Renaissance show the theatre to be the site of a rich confluence of cultural forces, the place where social meanings are both formed and transformed. The volume unites some of the most challenging issues in contemporary Renaissance studies and some of our best-known critics, including Stephen Orgel, Margaret Ferguson, Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Goldberg, Marjorie Garber, Lisa Jardine, and Jonathan Dollimore-- demonstrating the variety and vitality not only of contemporary criticism, but of Renaissance drama itself.

Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage

Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage

  • Author: Professor Lisa Hopkins,Dr Helen Ostovich
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 147243286X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 266
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Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves can be seen as working to effect transformation in the ways that they challenge contemporary assumptions and stereotypes.

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

Full Fifth Edition

  • Author: Ferguson, Margaret,Salter, Mary Jo
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393979202
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 2256
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The Fifth Edition retains the flexibility and breadth of selection that has defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus make it an even more useful teaching tool.

Christopher Marlowe

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.

Cahiers Élisabéthains

Cahiers Élisabéthains

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels

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
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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.

Choice

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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The Facts About Shakespeare

The Facts About Shakespeare

  • Author: William Allan Nielson
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465586733
  • Category:
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