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Christopher Marlowe : poet & spy, Park Honan

Label
Christopher Marlowe : poet & spy
Title
Christopher Marlowe
Title remainder
poet & spy
Statement of responsibility
Park Honan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy is the most thorough and detailed picture of Marlowe's life in over fifty years. Based on years of meticulous research, Park Honan's biography contains many new findings, including details of Marlowe's home life and schooling, his time at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and his reading, teachers, and early achievements. A newly-discovered letter has provided information on the famous putative portrait at Cambridge, while the Latin writings of Marlowe's friend, Thomas Watson, are used for the first time to illuminate Marlowe's life in London and his career as a spy. There are new accounts of his espionage on the continent, including in particular his arrest in Flushing." "This is also the first biography to investigate thoroughly Marlowe's relationships with fellow playwrights such as Kyd and Shakespeare, and his chief patron, Thomas Walsingham. With closer views of Marlowe in relation to the Elizabethan stage than ever before, Honan examines in detail his aims, mind, and techniques as exhibited in all of his plays, from Dido, the Tamburlaine dramas, and Doctor Faustus through to The Jew of Malta and Edward II." "Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on Marlowe's friendships and homoeroticism. Fresh information is brought to bear on his seductive use of blasphemy, his street fights, his methods of preparing himself for writing, and his atheism and religious interests. The book also explores his attraction to scientists and mathematicians such as Thomas Harriot and others in the Ralegh-Northumberland set of thinkers and experimenters. Finally, there is new data on spies and business agents such as Robert Poley, Nicholas Skeres, and Ingram Frizer, and a detailed account of the circumstances that led up to Marlowe's gruesome murder in Deptford."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2673
LC item number
.H57 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Christopher Marlowe : poet & spy, Park Honan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I.A Canterbury youth -- 1. Birth -- Canterbury events -- Silverlings -- A shoemaker's son -- 2. Petty school and the parish -- The freeman's house -- Katherine's child -- After petty school -- 3. The King's School -- The Jews of Canterbury -- Mr. Gresshop's rooms -- Questions -- II. Scholar and spy -- 4. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge -- The inland sea -- Beds, buttery books, and elegies -- The Queen of desire -- 5. Into espionage -- "Aetatis suae 21" -- The Walsinghams -- Tom Watson after France -- A government man -- III. With Shakespeare, Kyd, and the Ralegh Circle -- 6. The Tamburlaine phenomenon -- Tamburlaine the Great -- Part two of Tamburlaine, and rumours and changes -- Shakespeare of Stratford -- 7. Doctor Faustus -- Heaven and hell -- Imprisonment -- Sir Walter Ralegh and the wizard -- 8. A spy abroad -- A room with Kyd -- The Jew of Malta -- Spying in Flushing and discovering in France -- IV. Sexuality and reckonings -- 9. The keen pleasures of sex -- Shakespeare and new fields -- Sexual acts -- Love in a cold climate -- 10. A little matter of murder -- A great house in Kent -- Mercury in the form of Mr. Maunder -- The rive at Deptford -- Epilogue -- Appendices : Family trees : Marlowe, Arthur, and Moore relationships ; the families of Jordan, Cranford, and Graddell -- Richard Baines on Marlowe -- The coroner's inquest of 1 June, 1593 -- Kyd's letter to Puckering concerning Marlowe, circa June 1593 -- Kyd's unsigned note to Puckering, circa June 1593
Control code
60931407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 421 pages
Isbn
9780198186953
Lccn
2005019761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780198186953
  • 99811953181
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60931407
Label
Christopher Marlowe : poet & spy, Park Honan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I.A Canterbury youth -- 1. Birth -- Canterbury events -- Silverlings -- A shoemaker's son -- 2. Petty school and the parish -- The freeman's house -- Katherine's child -- After petty school -- 3. The King's School -- The Jews of Canterbury -- Mr. Gresshop's rooms -- Questions -- II. Scholar and spy -- 4. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge -- The inland sea -- Beds, buttery books, and elegies -- The Queen of desire -- 5. Into espionage -- "Aetatis suae 21" -- The Walsinghams -- Tom Watson after France -- A government man -- III. With Shakespeare, Kyd, and the Ralegh Circle -- 6. The Tamburlaine phenomenon -- Tamburlaine the Great -- Part two of Tamburlaine, and rumours and changes -- Shakespeare of Stratford -- 7. Doctor Faustus -- Heaven and hell -- Imprisonment -- Sir Walter Ralegh and the wizard -- 8. A spy abroad -- A room with Kyd -- The Jew of Malta -- Spying in Flushing and discovering in France -- IV. Sexuality and reckonings -- 9. The keen pleasures of sex -- Shakespeare and new fields -- Sexual acts -- Love in a cold climate -- 10. A little matter of murder -- A great house in Kent -- Mercury in the form of Mr. Maunder -- The rive at Deptford -- Epilogue -- Appendices : Family trees : Marlowe, Arthur, and Moore relationships ; the families of Jordan, Cranford, and Graddell -- Richard Baines on Marlowe -- The coroner's inquest of 1 June, 1593 -- Kyd's letter to Puckering concerning Marlowe, circa June 1593 -- Kyd's unsigned note to Puckering, circa June 1593
Control code
60931407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 421 pages
Isbn
9780198186953
Lccn
2005019761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780198186953
  • 99811953181
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60931407

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