By M.L. Stapleton
Contributions to this quantity discover the belief of Marlowe as a operating artist, based on John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a "sculptor-poet." through the physique of his work-including not just the poems and performs, but in addition his forays into translation and imitation-a exceptional corporation of proven and rising literary students lines how Marlowe conceives an concept, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, merely to refashion it extra in his writing method. those essays unavoidably overlap with each other within the different types of lives, level, and web page, which signs their interdependent nature concerning questions of authorship, theater and function historical past, in addition to interpretive matters in the works themselves. The members interpret and study the disputed proof of Marlowe's existence, the textual problems that emerge from the staging of his performs, the serious investigations bobbing up from analyses of person works, and their courting to these of his contemporaries. the gathering engages in new methods the controversies and complexities of its subject's existence and artwork. It displays the flourishing country of Marlowe experiences because it shapes the twenty-first century notion of the poet and playwright as grasp craftsman.
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These six tendencies make clear what is happening in Marlowe scholarship and criticism at the present time. The results certainly do not lack imagination, variety, or excellence, nor do they show any signs of diminishing. As the footnoted list of conference topics indicates, in two current conferences, the 2008 Modern Language Association and 2009 Renaissance Society of America, the same mix of familiar and less familiar approaches prevails—for example, a paper entitled “Christopher Marlowe as Theatrical Innovator” follows a traditional course and a paper entitled “Marlovian Texts and Early Modern Pronunciation” follows a more uncommon path; in the panels of these two conferences, the works covered are all seven of the plays, Hero and Leander, and the translations of Ovid’s Elegies.
Alan C. Dessen is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has devoted his scholarly career to the late (Elizabethan) moral plays and their links to the subsequent drama, beginning with his doctoral dissertation on Ben Jonson (1963). Other work includes Jonson’s Moral Comedy (1971) and Shakespeare and the Late Moral Plays (1986). A. Downie is Professor of English and Head of Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he teaches courses in the history of the novel, literature and politics, and crime fiction.
Kuriyama, Christopher Marlowe: A Renaissance Life (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002); Roy Kendall, Christopher Marlowe and Richard Baines: Journeys through the Elizabethan Underground (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003); David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe (New York: Henry Holt, 2005); Park Honan, Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). 8 Marlowe’s Republican Authorship: Lucan, Liberty, and the Sublime (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman: Lives, Stage, and Page by M.L. Stapleton