Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 January 2011

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719083228

Bookseller Code (06)


Marlowe and the Popular Tradition

Innovation in the English drama before 1595

Ruth R. Lunney

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays Companion Library MUP

  • Has been brought back into print due to high demand for the title
  • As part of the Companion Library, it provides a fuller background to the main series by publishing worthwhile material that will be essential to the serious student of the period
  • This book makes it possible, within the overall Revels enterprise, to examine the achievements of Marlowe from a broader prospective
  • This book rejects the traditional stereotypes of Marlowe (spy, troublemaker, homosexual, atheist, university wit) and considers him as a popular dramatist who inherited an audience with certain expectations and shared experiences
  • Offers a new approach to his major plays in terms if staging and audience response, as well as providing a new account of English drama in these important but largely neglected years

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