Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's Artistry

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Apr 28, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
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With Shakespeare's Marlowe, Robert Logan shows how Shakespeare's examination of the mechanics of his fellow dramatist's artistry led him to absorb and develop three especially powerful influences: Marlowe's remarkable verbal dexterity, his imaginative flexibility in reconfiguring standard notions of dramatic genres, and his astute use of ambivalence and ambiguity. This study argues that Marlowe and Shakespeare regarded one another not chiefly as writers with great themes, but rather as practicing dramatists and poets.

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Robert Logan teaches at the University of Hartford, USA, where for ten years he also acted as Chairman of thae English department. In 1998, he was appointed Director of the University's Humanities Center and from 2000-2004 held the office of President of The Marlowe Society of America. He co-edited, with Sara Munson Deats, Marlowe's Empery: Expanding His Critical Contexts.

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