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By Sara Munson Deats, Robert A. Logan

Focusing upon Marlowe the playwright in preference to Marlowe the fellow, the essays during this assortment place the dramatist's performs in the dramaturgical, moral, and sociopolitical matrices of his personal period. the quantity additionally examines probably the most heated controversies of the early smooth interval, comparable to the anti-theatrical debate, the kin among mom and dad and kids, Machiavaelli¹s ideology, the legitimacy of sectarian violence, and the discourse of dependancy. a few of the chapters additionally discover Marlowe's polysemous effect at the theater of his time and of later classes, yet, so much centrally, upon his extra well-known modern poet/playwright, William Shakespeare.

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