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Christopher Marlowe (1) (–1593)

Autor(a) de Doctor Faustus

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About the Author

Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright. His earliest work was translating mostrar mais Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598. In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Christopher Marlowe

Doctor Faustus (1994) 5,084 exemplares
The Complete Plays (1586) 1,683 exemplares
Edward II (1590) 589 exemplares
The Jew of Malta (1592) 522 exemplares
Tamburlaine (1587) 372 exemplares
Christopher Marlowe: Four Plays (1966) 113 exemplares
Christopher Marlowe: Five Plays (1956) 112 exemplares
Hero and Leander [poem] (1598) 82 exemplares
The Tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage (1914) — Autor — 59 exemplares
The Massacre at Paris (1985) 37 exemplares
Tragedias (1983) 35 exemplares
Plays (1950) 32 exemplares
Tamburlaine the Great Part 1 (1587) 25 exemplares
Dr Faustus: the A-text (2018) 20 exemplares
Tamburlaine the Great, Part 2 (2002) 18 exemplares
Works of Christopher Marlowe (1976) 18 exemplares
Dido Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris (1968) — Autor — 17 exemplares
The Plays of Christopher Marlowe (1962) 10 exemplares
Doctor Faustus, 1604 and 1616 (1968) 9 exemplares
Teatro completo (2015) 6 exemplares
The complete works of Christopher Marlowe, volume I (1981) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Teatro (1981) 4 exemplares
Poetry and the Drama (1916) 2 exemplares
The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: Volume 2 (1981) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Ovid's Elegies 1 exemplar
Сочинения 1 exemplar
Marlowe's Plays and Poems (1963) 1 exemplar
Poems and Plays 1 exemplar
Select Plays (1951) 1 exemplar
A question of love 1 exemplar
Due drammi 1 exemplar
Great Plays 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,268 exemplares
Amores + Ars amatoria + Medicamina faciei femineae + Remedia amoris [in translation] (1990) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,105 exemplares
Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare (1909) — Contribuidor — 837 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições626 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 552 exemplares
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray (1910) — Contribuidor — 544 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659 (1992) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares
English Renaissance Drama (2002) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Eight Famous Elizabethan Plays (1777) — Contribuidor, algumas edições170 exemplares
The genius of the early English theater (1962) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Four Great Elizabethan Plays (1960) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Five Plays of the English Renaissance (1983) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Four Famous Tudor and Stuart Plays (1963) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Treasury of the Theatre: From Aeschylus to Ostrovsky (1967) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Elizabethan Drama: Eight Plays (1702) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The chief Elizabethan dramatists, excluding Shakespeare (1911) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Six Elizabethan Plays: 1585-1635 (1963) 46 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Edward II [1991 film] (1991) — Original play — 41 exemplares
Doctor Faustus [1967 film] (2004) — Original play — 23 exemplares
Classics of the Renaissance Theater: Seven English Plays (1969) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
De Bello Civili Book 1 (1955) — Tradutor, algumas edições21 exemplares
Faust [1994 film] (2002) — Original play — 12 exemplares
The best Elizabethan plays (1890)algumas edições11 exemplares
Edward II [1970 film] (1970) — Original play — 10 exemplares
Elizabethan Drama (1950) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Routledge Anthology Early Modern Drama (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Early English Plays, 900-1600 (1928) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
An introduction to drama (1951) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Ancient British drama, in three volumes — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Marlowe, Christopher
Outros nomes
Marlowe, Kit
Marley, Kit
Data de nascimento
1564-02-26 (baptized)
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
St. Nicholas's Church, Deptford, London, UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Canterbury, Kent, England
Local de falecimento
Deptford, Kent, England
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Canterbury, Kent, England (birth)
Deptford, London, England
Rheims, France
The King's School, Canterbury
University of Cambridge (BA | 1584 | Corpus Christi)
University of Cambridge (MA | 1587 | Corpus Christi)
spy (allegedly)
Shakespeare, William (friend)

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Elizabethan theatre's number two writer (after Shakespeare), Christopher Marlowe was an innovator who brought the blank verse to the stage. Marlowe is now best remembered for his plays, like Doctor Faustus and Tamburlaine, as well as his assassination at an early age, which may have been related to his working as a spy and which remains one of the big unsolved mysteries of the literary world.



read while listening to an audiobook, made it easier but still only have half a clue what they were talking about
highlandcow | 8 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
Puisque je venais de lire le [Faust] de Goethe, je me suis dit que c’était le moment où jamais de lire cette version antérieure de quelques siècles du fameux mythe. Christopher Marlowe, l’enfant maudit du théâtre élisabéthain livre ici une pièce qui n’a pas dû être facile à monter tant elle regorge de scènes qui demandent de recourir à des « effets spéciaux » (un bel anachronisme que je fais ici, je pense…).
C’est un autre anachronisme que de la comparer à la version de Goethe qui lui est donc largement postérieure, mais l’ordre de ma lecture m’y a poussée, et on sent que le Faust de Christopher Marlowe est moins complexe que celui de Goethe, les scènes un peu bouffonnes trop nombreuses à mon goût, les références au contexte politique de l’époque plutôt amusantes. Mais le mythe est déjà là, les frictions entre religion et savoir, entre pouvoir et vouloir, entre damnation et rédemption sont toutes en place et commencent à se tendre.

S’il ne fallait lire qu’une des deux pièces, c’est celle de Goethe que je conseillerais, mais celle-ci est très intéressante d’un point de vue culturel, pour ce qu’elle dit d’une époque et d’un théâtre que l’on réduit trop souvent à la seule figure de Shakespeare et pour ce qu’elle montre de l’éclosion et de la maturation d’un mythe.
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raton-liseur | 71 outras críticas | Nov 12, 2023 |
It is recognisable for its influence, and the "don't aspire beyond the human limits of knowledge" is a tale as old as time itself, but this still holds up magnificently, which I wasn't expecting.
A play written in blank verse with the theme of a repentant God, an unrepentant Devil, and a human having sold his soul to the latter in exchange for knowledge and relief from boredom sounds (and is) exciting. It helps that Marlowe keeps it simple, doesn't get too preachy, and fills up the gaps nicely even with a foregone conclusion.
TL;DR - don't sell your soul to the Devil, with a capital D - who would have guessed?
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SidKhanooja | 71 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2023 |
Darn couplets. Ugh. Rhyme, rhyme, rhyme--clang, clang, clang.

Marlowe's beginning was much better than Chapman's ending, but I guess Chapman grew on me.
judeprufrock | 1 outra crítica | Jul 4, 2023 |



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John Donne Contributor
Lettice Sandford Illustrator
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