The Complete Plays
This book gathers all seven of the dramas of Christopher Marlowe, in which the lure of dark forces drives the shifting balances between weak and strong, sacred and profane. Supported by textual notes and featuring modern punctuation and spelling, they include:
With a critical introduction, a chronology of Marlowe’s life, extensive commentary, and a glossary, this will remain the authoritative anthology of Marlowe’s plays for years to come.
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How can anyone deny the impact this story has had on the generations? Even if not in Marlowe's form of Dr. Faustus, the simple fable of a man giving up his eternal soul for fame, wealth, power, etc. is one that resonates universally. A bit tedious to read alone, but if you are lucky to see a performance, the words will really come alive. Marlowe's poetry is on par with Shakespeare and other masters of iambic pentameter from the Renaissance, but the real pleasure in reading this is how relateable it can be. We all lust for power and success and money, etc (to some extent), and I think that there is real, worldly evidence of the lengths that some individuals will go to gain what they desire.
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Edward II: Edward is so annoying!! I don't think there was a likable character in this play at all. The ending was really crazy and disturbing but the penguin version doesn't do it justice. Dr ...