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Dido

Dido, Queen of Carthage

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Dido, Queen of Carthage

Dido, Queen of Carthage

Dido Web Links

There follows a list of website links specifically related to Marlowe's play Dido, Queen of Carthage. A wider selection of Marlowe-related links can be found in our Marlowe Web Links section.

1. Online Texts

Website Summary Website Link
Project Gutenberg:
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Single E-Book in text format (ASCII, UTF and zipped). Straight transcription that maintains original spelling and punctuation of 1594 Quarto. Gutenberg Dido Text
Perseus:
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Annotated, scene by scene, HTML format play text at the Tufts University Digital Library. Perseus Dido Text
Peter Farey's Site:
Dido, Queen of Carthage
HTML text of the entire play, with modernised spelling and punctuation. Farey Dido Text
Project Gutenberg:
Virgil's Aeneid
A range HTML texts of Marlowe's source in the original Latin or various English translations. Aeneid (Latin)
Aeneid (English)
Aeneid (Mackail)
Aeneid (Taylor)
Aeneid (Voltaire)

2. Historical Background

Website Summary Website Link
Wikipedia Marlowe's Play Dido, Queen of Carthage
Wikipedia Historical background on the story and characters in the play. Dido and Aeneas;
Carthage and Troy.
Wikipedia Background on the characters from Roman Mythology that appear in the play. Roman Mythology;
Jupiter, Juno, Venus and Cupid.

3. Recent Stage Productions of Dido

Production Summary Website Link
National Theatre:
London, 2009
The latest production is about to open at the National in London, directed by James Macdonald, and starring Anastasia Hille as Dido. National Production
Angels in the Architecture:
London, 2006 & 2008
A production directed by Rebecca McCutcheon was set in the House of St Barnabas in Soho (2006) and later adapted to the appropriately sumptuous surroundings of Kensington Palace (2008). Angels in the Architecture;
Kensington Palace Press Release
Shakespeare's Globe:
London, 2003
Modern dress production directed by Tim Carroll, set in a children's playground. British Theatre Guide;
Independent Review

4. Thomas Nashe Links

Website Summary Website Link
Wikipedia Brief biography, career summary, and a chronology of Nashe's works. Nashe at Wikipedia
Luminarium The excellent Luminarium Anthology of English Literature site provides a comprehensive portal of biography, essays, quotes, texts, links, bibliography and images. Nashe at Luminarium
Project Gutenberg:
Nashe Texts
The full texts of The Choice of Valentines and The Unfortunate Traveller. Nashe Texts Index
 
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