The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0988 Monday, 8 May 2000.
Date: Monday, 08 May 2000 11:08:14 -0400
Subject: Book Announcement: Marlowe
I know that this is a Shakespeare list, but in the absence of a Marlowe
listserv, and since Marlowe often comes up in discussion, I thought
members might be interested in the following.
Longmans/Pearson Education have recently published my book "A Preface to
Marlowe". The book discusses all the plays and the poetry, and includes
chapters on Marlowe's life, times and legacy, from Goethe to Robert
Johnson. Discussion of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text
Much of the discussion focuses on the plays as performance texts,
including a section on a version of "The Jew of Malta" I staged recently
that tried to find a way of subverting that play's anti-Semitism. The
intention of "A Preface to Marlowe" is to provide an overview of
Marlowe's work and to re-open debates about his status as a radical
figure and subversive playwright.
Publication details: (note that some on-line stores have me listed as
"Simon Simkin" for no apparent reason).
A Preface to Marlowe by Stevie Simkin
ISBN 0582312981(paperback) 058231299X (hardback)
UK edition: Longman/Pearson Education