The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: The Jew of Malta

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Clarendon Press, 1995 - Drama - 127 pages
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Of English Renaissance dramatists, Christopher Marlowe arguably stands second only to Shakespeare in the minds of students, directors, and theatre-goers. Yet despite this fascination with the man and his works, until the present Oxford English Texts edition there has been no complete editionof the works that not only gives them in their original spelling - with full textual apparatus - but also supplies a detailed commentary.Marlow's Jew of Malta - a very popular play in its day, as entries in Henslowe's Diary testify - ranks as one of the most imaginative creations of Elizabethan drama, having no known antecedents for the main events of the plot, and no known counterpart for its protagonist. Here it is presented in atext derived from the 1633 Quarto, with an apparatus of emendations and a full commentary on sources, allusions, and the meaning of difficult passages.

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Contents

THE JEW OF MALTA i
21
Epistle Prologues and Epilogues
86
Commentary
94
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About the author (1995)

Ovid (43 BC-17 AD) is one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, alongside Virgil and Horace. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was an English dramatist, poet, and translator. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a French artist and sculptor best known for his depictions of the human body.

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over th

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