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Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the plays' critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online The blockbuster Tamburlaine plays (1587) instantly established Marlowe's reputation for experimenting with subversive, outrageous and immoral material. The plays follow the meteoric rise of a Scythian shepherd-turned-warlord, whose conquests of eastern emperors soon sees him established as the most powerful man in the world. The visual tableaux featured in the plays are iconic. He uses his enemy Bajazeth as a footstool, and has other emperors pull his chariot like horses. He burns the Qur'an on stage. The plays were memorable, too, for how they sounded: they showcased the power and variability of iambic pentameter, the meter that Shakespeare would go on to perfect. No history of Shakespeare's theatre is complete without understanding the influence and significance of Marlowe's Tamburlaine plays. Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader offers the definitive introduction to these plays and new perspectives on these seminal works. It provides an overview of their reception on stage and by critics, and offers fresh insights into the teaching of these plays in the classroom.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: David McInnis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2020-06-25
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781350082731

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Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st. The volume also offers a series of new perspectives on the play by leading experts in the field of early modern history and culture. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, an up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II.

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Genre: Drama
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2017-02-23
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472584052

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Christopher Marlowe's drama, The Jew of Malta, has become an increasingly popular source for scholarly scrutiny, staged productions, and, most recently, a filmed version. The play follows the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, often outrageous fortunes of its villainous protagonist, the Jew Barabas. In recent years the play has provoked as much interpretive controversy as any work in the Marlowe canon. This unique volume is therefore especially timely, providing fresh, varied approaches to the many enigmatic elements of the play.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Robert A. Logan
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2013-12-02
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408191545

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This qualitative research attempts to discover elements of Orientalism in Muslim and Jewish characters in two selected plays by Christopher Marlowe, namely Tamburlaine the Great and The Jew of Malta. This is achieved by finding and analysing elements of Orientalism found in Marlowe's plays using Edward Said's Manifest Orientalism framework in his book Orientalism. The study found elements of Orientalism in Marlowe's plays but there is limited evidence to substantiate Marlowe's influences in his playwriting. Even if there is evidence, the influence that may have led to Marlowe producing the plays may be his own personal experience with Jews during his lifetime. The analysis establishes that Marlowe's writings exhibit his personal biased views of Jewish and Muslim communities by stereotyping them, and his illustration on how the East is laden with natural resources and precious gems from his own imagination. Additionally, the study identifies apparent elements of stereotype, binary opposition of characters and manifestation of latent ideas that Marlowe perceived about the East in his plays. The analysis of the plays illustrates elements of Orientalism such as stereotyping Muslim and Jewish characters as well as emphasizing the binary opposition of Christianity's superiority to selfish and wealthy Jewish merchants and blood-thirsty Muslim conquerors. This concludes that Marlowe's plays Tamburlaine the Great and The Jew of Malta contains elements of Orientalism.

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Author: Aini Fatimah binti Amat Kamal
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:957283118

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Note: This version of The Critical Reader reflects the material tested on the current version of the SAT. If you are preparing for the new (P)SAT, you can purchase the new edition at http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Reader-2nd-Erica-Meltzer/dp/1515182061. Intended to demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT in a straightforward, logical manner, The Critical Reader includes: a list of 300 top words, a roots list, and a "second meanings" list, along with 75 practice sentence completions; a complete chapter devoted to each type of question followed by extensive exercises designed to reinforce the skills and concepts presented; and strategies for understanding difficult passages, locating important information, and identifying correct and incorrect answers more quickly and confidently. To allow students to apply the strategies and techniques outlined in this book to College Board material while focusing on the specific areas in which they need to improve, this book also includes a list of all the Critical Reading questions in the Official College Board Guide, 2nd Edition (2009), grouped both by category and by test. It is also recommended that students use this book in conjunction with They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (http://www.amazon.com/They-Say-Academic-Writing-Edition/dp/0393935841). More about The Critical Reader: The result of nearly a decade's worth of of tutoring experience,The Critical Reader grew out of three major observations: 1) The SAT is a test about arguments. 2) The SAT represents most high school students' first encounter with college-level reading. 3) Every passage has two authors: the author of the passage and the author of the test. The Critical Reader is the only book that approaches the SAT from a college perspective while simultaneously breaking down and reinforcing the reading skills that the highest scorers take for granted. Many students preparing for the SAT find Critical Reading both frustrating and baffling because it seems unrelated to the work they do in high school English class. In reality, though, the SAT tests skills that are important for college. Critical Reading passages are based on the type of academic "conversation" on which college reading is based -- reading that requires students to juggle multiple viewpoints within the space of a few paragraphs, all while navigating challenging vocabulary and sentence structure as well as unfamiliar and sophisticated concepts. Building on the templates in Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein's They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, The Critical Reader teaches students to use a variety of textual clues to identify key information and distinguish between ideas that the author agrees with and ones that the author disagrees with. Unlike other guides, which rely primarily either on works whose copyright has expired (outdated, hard in the wrong way) or on passages written specifically for that prep book (too straightforward), The Critical Reader aims to prepare students for exactly what they will find on the actual test. All of the passages are excerpted either from books/articles by authors whose work has appeared on College Board exams, or from recent works whose content/style are reflective of the material on the exam. Finally, The Critical Reader teaches students to "read the SAT" -- that is, to use the patterns inherent in the test to identify answers likely to be correct and incorrect with maximum efficiency, and to reduce the test to its simplest terms.

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Genre: Reading comprehension
Author: Erica L. Meltzer
Publisher:
Release: 2013-04-06
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 1479224715

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Genre: Reading comprehension
Author: Erica L. Meltzer
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: 349 Pages
ISBN-13: 173358952X

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Genre: Great Britain
Author: Roy Wesley Battenhouse
Publisher:
Release: 1941
File: 266 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015005448975

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A contemporary of Shakespeare, Marlowe's life was cut short when he died at the age of 29. Take a closer look at Tamburlaine Part I and II, The Jew of Malta, Dr. Faustus and Edward II.

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Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2009-01-01
File: 110 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438116402

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However, although employing a critical methodology that has become increasingly popular during the past decade, the essays in this section also seek to discover new relationships between Marlowe's plays and their social environment."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Sara Munson Deats
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release: 2002
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 087413787X

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Genre: Drama in English - Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593. - Edward II & Tamburlaine the Great - Critical studies
Author: George L. Geckle
Publisher: Palgrave
Release: 1988
File: 107 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015019152886

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