Doctor Faustus

A Two-text Edition (A-text, 1604; B-text, 1616) Contexts and Sources Criticism

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393977547

Category: Drama

Page: 430

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Renaissance England's great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed at the end of the sixteenth century.
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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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Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393614751

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Doctor Faustus - Second Edition

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460400860

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Doctor Faustus is a classic; its imaginative boldness and vertiginous ironies have fascinated readers and playgoers alike. But the fact that this play exists in two early versions, printed in 1604 and 1616, has posed formidable problems for critics. How much of either version was written by Marlowe, and which is the more authentic? Is the play orthodox or radically interrogative? Michael Keefer’s early work helped to establish the current consensus that the 1604 text was censored and revised; the Keefer edition, praised for its lucid introduction and scholarship, was the first to restore two displaced scenes to their correct place. Most competing editions presume that the 1604 text was printed from authorial manuscript, and that the 1616 text is of little substantive value. But in 2006 Keefer’s fresh analysis of the evidence showed that the 1604 quarto’s Marlovian scenes were printed from a corrupted manuscript, and that the 1616 quarto (though indeed censored and revised) preserves some readings earlier than those of the 1604 text. This edition has been updated and revised. Keefer’s critical introduction reconstructs the ideological contexts that shaped and deformed the play, and the text is accompanied by textual and explanatory notes and excerpts from sources.
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Doctor Faustus

A critical guide

Author: Sara Munson Deats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441188576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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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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