Item description for Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus (Focus on Performance) by Christopher Marlowe, Irving Ribner & James H. Lake...
An authoritative text of Marlowe's classic play, with notes and a substantial introduction giving historical background, dramatic context, and performance history, including cinematic history. Illustrations, a useful timeline, a list of topics designed to promote discussion, and an up-to-date bibliography. This text is based on the authoritative edition by Irving Ribner, updated, with much additional material on performance, by James H Lake. A companion volume of readings is forthcoming. Features of the text: Outstanding authorship: Irving Ribner Classic now Revised by James H Lake; Student sized. Plenty of white space invites the reader; Notes on the page highlighted for emphasis; Illustrations of theatre, movie stills; Emphasis on the work in performance; Full up-to-date bibliography; Discussion questions; Special section on performance.
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Studio: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.
ISBN 1585100897 ISBN13 9781585100897
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More About Christopher Marlowe, Irving Ribner & James H. Lake
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was born in Canterbury the year of Shakespeare's birth. Like Shakespeare, he was of a prosperous middle-class family, but unlike Shakespeare he went to a university, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he received the bachelor's degree in 1584 and the master's degree in 1587. The terms of his scholarship implied that he was preparing for the clergy but he did not become a clergyman. Shortly before he received his M.A. the University seems to have wished to withhold it, apparently suspecting him of conversion to Roman Catholicism, but the Queen's Privy Council intervened on his behalf, stating that he "had done her majesty good service" and had been employed "in matters touching the benefit of the country." His precise service is unknown. After Cambridge, Marlowe went to London, where he apparently lived a turbulent life (he had two brushes with the law and was said to be disreputable) while pursuing a career as a dramatist. He wrote seven plays--the dates of which are uncertain--before he was yet again in legal difficulties: he was arrested in 1593, accused of atheism. He was not imprisoned, and before his case could be decided he was dead, having been stabbed in a tavern while quarreling over the bill.
Christopher Marlowe was born in 1564 and died in 1593.