Christopher Marlowe is known not only as Shakespeare's most notable contemporary playwright, but also as one of the most intriguing figures of the English Renaissance.
The mystery of his death in a fray at the age of 29 has inspired writers around the world, and his fiery career is no less intriguing.
This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of essays on Marlowe's major plays.
Articles from the last two decades by leading critics of English early modern drama provide a variety of fresh, controversial and enlightening critical perspectives on five of Marlowe's plays: Tamburlaine the Great Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, and Edward II.
AVRAHAM OZ is Professor of Drama at the University of Haifa and Visiting Professor of Drama at Tel Aviv University.