9781847061386

Doctor Faustus A critical guide

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    9781847061386

  • ISBN10:

    1847061389

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe's most popular play and is often seen as one of the overwhelming triumphs of the English Renaissance. It has had a rich and varied critical history often arousing violent critical controversy.

Author Biography

Sara Munson Deats is Distinguished University Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center of Applied Humanities at The University of South Florida, USA. She has published widely on Marlowe and Shakespeare, has served as President of the Marlowe Society of America, and in 1998 received the international Roma Gill Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Marlowe Scholarship.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Series Introductionp. viii
Timelinep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Critical Backstoryp. 17
The Performance Historyp. 41
The State of the Art: Current Critical Researchp. 72
New Directions: Doctor Faustus and Renaissance Hermeticismp. 96
New Directions: Imperialism as Devilry: A Postcolonial Reading of Doctor Faustusp. 111
New Directions: 'What means this show?' Staging Faustus on Campusp. 124
New Directions: The Other Black Arts: Doctor Faustus and the Inky Worlds of Printing and Writingp. 140
A Survey of Resourcesp. 159
Bibliographyp. 179
Notes on Contributorsp. 188
Indexp. 193
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