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The Resource Doctor Faustus : the B text, Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Mathew R. Martin

Doctor Faustus : the B text, Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Mathew R. Martin

Label
Doctor Faustus : the B text
Title
Doctor Faustus
Title remainder
the B text
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Mathew R. Martin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author
Editor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Doctor Faustus is one of early modern English drama's most fascinating characters, and Doctor Faustus one of its most problematic plays. Selling his soul to Lucifer in return for twenty-four years of power, wealth, knowledge, and sex, Doctor Faustus is at once an aspiring Renaissance magus and the hardened reprobate of Protestant theology. The introduction, annotations, and appendices of this edition, which is based on the 1616 B text, situate the play in the dynamic cultural changes of the early modern period. The first appendix allows the reader to compare the 1616 B text to its earlier printed version, the A text, and also reproduces a variant scene from the 1663 edition of the play's revision for the Restoration stage. Substantial excerpts from The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus, the play's major source, offer insight into the process of adaptation by which prose fiction becomes spectacular theatre. Other appendices reproduce contemporary material on Renaissance magic, witchcraft, theology, Marlowe's biography, and the development of his literary reputation." -- Publisher website
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1593
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marlowe, Christopher
Dewey number
822/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2664.A2
LC item number
M37 2013
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Mathew R.
Series statement
Broadview editions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faust
  • Magicians
  • Germany
Label
Doctor Faustus : the B text, Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Mathew R. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Christopher Marlowe : A brief chronology of his life and times -- A note on the text -- The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus -- Appendix A : variant passages from the 1604 and 1663 quartos -- Appendix B : Excerpts from The history of the damnable life and deserved death of Doctor John Faustus (1592), translated by P.F. -- Appendix C : Predestination -- Appendix D : the Renaissance magus -- Appendix E : Marlowe's reputation -- Works cited and further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781554811120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocn829422050
Label
Doctor Faustus : the B text, Christopher Marlowe ; edited by Mathew R. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Christopher Marlowe : A brief chronology of his life and times -- A note on the text -- The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus -- Appendix A : variant passages from the 1604 and 1663 quartos -- Appendix B : Excerpts from The history of the damnable life and deserved death of Doctor John Faustus (1592), translated by P.F. -- Appendix C : Predestination -- Appendix D : the Renaissance magus -- Appendix E : Marlowe's reputation -- Works cited and further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781554811120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocn829422050

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