Dr Faustus: The A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)

A parallel-text edition

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152610170X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dr Faustus, first published in 1604 long after Christopher Marlowe had died (in 1593) and then published in an expanded version in 1616, has long fascinated readers and scholars alike as one of the great puzzles in Renaissance English drama. Marlowe himself was highly controversial in his own day, and remains so today, as a daringly heterodox writer. The so-called A-text of 1604 is very short, with missing and misplaced scenes. Some passages are clearly not by Marlowe, but by some other dramatist commissioned by the theatre entrepreneur Philip Henslowe to supplement Marlowe's incomparable tragic writing with some comic horseplay. The B-text adds a considerable amount of material from the Faustbook, padding out the story with more raucous comedy to satisfy audience longings for more magical stunts. This edition uniquely presents the two texts in facing pages, making the reader aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike.
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Dr. Faustus: The A- and B- Texts (1604, 1616)

By Christopher Marlowe

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719081996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are two of the most eminent editors currently working), have hit upon the fascinating idea of presenting both texts on facing pages. This allows readers to compare the two 'versions', the 'A' text which is the one closest to Marlowe, and the longer 'B' text with additions by Samuel Rowley; in this unique edition, the reader is made aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr. Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike.
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Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

Author: James N. Loehlin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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This introductory guide to one of Marlowe's most widely-studied plays offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of screen adaptations, and a wide sampling of critical opinion and further reading.
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Doctor Faustus

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016431

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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This volume in the "Revel Plays" series, offers reading editions, with modern spelling, of the 1604 and 1616 editions of Marlowe's play, arguing that the two cannot be conflated into one. Included are sources and commentary, literary criticism, style and staging/performance assessments.
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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527347

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe, first published in 2004, provides a full introduction to one of the great pioneers of both the Elizabethan stage and modern English poetry. It recalls that Marlowe was an inventor of the English history play (Edward II) and of Ovidian narrative verse (Hero and Leander), as well as being author of such masterpieces of tragedy and lyric as Doctor Faustus and 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love'. Sixteen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on Marlowe's life, texts, style, politics, religion, and classicism. The volume also considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity; his presence in modern film and theatre; and finally his influence on subsequent writers. The Companion includes a chronology of Marlowe's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.
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Doctor Faustus

A critical guide

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474242871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Doctor Faustus, is 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. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, surveying notable stage productions from its initial performance in 1594 to the present and including TV, audio and cinematic versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated biography provide a basis for further individual research.
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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546942412

Category:

Page: 78

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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, based on German stories about the title character Faust, that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593. Two different versions of the play were published in the Jacobean era, several years later. The powerful effect of early productions of the play is indicated by the legends that quickly accrued around them-that actual devils once appeared on the stage during a performance, "to the great amazement of both the actors and spectators," a sight that was said to have driven some spectators mad.
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Doctor Faustus A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)

Christopher Marlowe and his collaborator and revisers

Author: David M. Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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This volume in the "Revel Plays" series, offers reading editions, with modern spelling, of the 1604 and 1616 editions of Marlowe's play, arguing that the two cannot be conflated into one. Included are sources and commentary, literary criticism, style and staging/performance assessments.
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Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels

Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630: An Anthology

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198711865

Category: History

Page: 321

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A broad-based and accessible anthology of travel and colonial writing in the English Renaissance, ranging from the Americas to the Far East, from Ireland to Russia, and selected to represent the world-picture of 16th and 17th century readers in England. The editor provides a substantial introduction and headnotes to give students essential information and alert them to debates and discussions.
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Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage

Author: Professor Lisa Hopkins,Dr Helen Ostovich

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147243286X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves can be seen as working to effect transformation in the ways that they challenge contemporary assumptions and stereotypes.
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Staging the Renaissance

Author: David Scott Kastan,Peter Stallybrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136758240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The essays in Staging the Renaissance show the theatre to be the site of a rich confluence of cultural forces, the place where social meanings are both formed and transformed. The volume unites some of the most challenging issues in contemporary Renaissance studies and some of our best-known critics, including Stephen Orgel, Margaret Ferguson, Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Goldberg, Marjorie Garber, Lisa Jardine, and Jonathan Dollimore-- demonstrating the variety and vitality not only of contemporary criticism, but of Renaissance drama itself.
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Christopher Marlowe

Author: Thomas F. Healy

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

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This is the first study for some time which explores the whole range of Marlowe's writing. Plays such as Doctor Faustus, Edward the Second, The Jew of Malta, and Tamburlaine continue to challenge and startle modern readers as much as they did the Elizabethan world. Written with clarity and without obfuscating jargon, this book is an ideal introduction to one of the most exciting and innovative writers in English.
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The Feminist Porn Book

The Politics of Producing Pleasure

Author: Tristan Taormino,Constance Penley,Celine Shimizu,Mireille Miller-Young

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 155861818X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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The Feminist Porn Book celebrates the power of desire, turning the spotlight on an industry where feminism is thriving.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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English for Language and Linguistics in Higher Education Studies

Teacher's Book

Author: Anthony Manning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859649466

Category: English language

Page: 272

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English for Language and Linguistics in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Language and Linguistics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of language and linguistics who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within an linguistics faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from language and linguistics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key linguistics vocabulary that students will need. The Teacher's Book includes: Comprehensive teaching notes on all exercises to help teachers prepare effective lessons Complete answer keys to all exercises Full transcripts of listening exercises Facsimiles of Course Book pages at the appropriate point in each unit Photocopiable resource pages and ideas for additional activities The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. Ideal coursework for EAP teachers. See accompanying Course Book here.
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