The Marlowe Society

Research Journal 9

Online 2012 Research Articles

Contents
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1. Did Marlowe Die in Padua in 1627? Peter Farey PDf Documents
  Peter Farey summarises some collective research that uncovers the truth behind a story that one Pietro Basconi of Padua nursed a terminally-ill man called Christopher Marlowe in 1627.  
2. About Hamlet: The Dates of Composition Isabel Gortázar PDf Documents
  Isabel Gortázar examines some of the discrepancies between the First and Second Quartos of Hamlet, and considers what this might tell us about the dates of composition of the play.  
3. Dido, Queen of Carthage: An Overview Mark Abbott PDf Documents
  Mark Abbott provides a comprehensive overview of the play including a scene-by-scene plot summary, pen pictures of the dramatis personae, an assessment of Marlowe's sources and how he adapted them, consideration of the issues around dating and authorship, a summary of the known stage history, as well as looking at some of the key themes in the play, how it might have been staged, and the different critical reactions to the play.
[This overview was first published in 2009.]
 
4. The Massacre at Paris: An Overview Mark Abbott PDf Documents
  Mark Abbott provides a comprehensive overview of the play including a scene-by-scene plot summary, pen pictures of the dramatis personae, an overview of the historical context (the French Wars of Religion), consideration of the contemporary sources and how Marlowe adapted them, a summary of the likely dating of the play as well as its textual and stage history, an overview of the key themes and critical reactions to the play, as well as a history and analysis of the controversial Collier Leaf.
[This overview was first published in 2011.]
 
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