Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman: Lives, Stage, and Page by M.L. Stapleton,Sarah K. Scott

By M.L. Stapleton,Sarah K. Scott

Contributions to this quantity discover the belief of Marlowe as a operating artist, according to John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a "sculptor-poet." in the course of the physique of his work-including not just the poems and performs, but additionally his forays into translation and imitation-a exotic corporation of confirmed and rising literary students lines how Marlowe conceives an concept, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, simply to refashion it additional in his writing approach. those essays unavoidably overlap with each other within the different types of lives, degree, and web page, which signs their interdependent nature concerning questions of authorship, theater and function historical past, in addition to interpretive matters in the works themselves. The individuals interpret and learn the disputed proof of Marlowe's existence, the textual problems that emerge from the staging of his performs, the severe investigations coming up from analyses of person works, and their dating to these of his contemporaries. the gathering engages in new methods the controversies and complexities of its subject's existence and paintings. It displays the flourishing country of Marlowe experiences because it shapes the twenty-first century perception of the poet and playwright as grasp craftsman.

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