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Christopher Marlowe: Merlin's Prophet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date November 27, 2008
Pages 227
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521090872
ISBN-10 0521090873
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $44.99
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Mrs Weil challenges two widely accepted views of Marlowe. He is not the poet and dramatist of heroic energy, 'daring God out of heaven' with his outrageous heroes. Nor is he a dogmatic moralist. Instead, he belongs to Merlin's race, as his contemporary Robert Greene suggested. An ironic writer of riddling plays, he does not endorse his characters, but cunningly manipulates our responses to them. Like Erasmus or Rabelais, he uses the knowledge of his audience in a variety of surprising ways. This approach is carefully argued for each play. The reader - perhaps initially sceptical - will find himself confronted with many features of the drama and the poetry not adequately accounted for in the conventional views, but persuasively explained here. The book may well permanently modify our attitudes toward Marlowe.

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With Janey Levy, Lara Sahgal | from Cambridge Univ Pr (November 1, 1977); titled "Christopher Marlowe: Merlin's Prophet"
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About: Weil, Judith
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With Judith Weil | 1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (November 27, 2008); titled "Christopher Marlowe: Merlin's Prophet"
9780521090872 | details & prices | 227 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $44.99
About: Mrs Weil challenges two widely accepted views of Marlowe.

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