3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great plays, of course; reasonable edition,
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This review is from: Tamburlaine the Great: Christopher Marlowe (Revels Student Editions MUP) (Paperback)
I'm not going to attempt to review the Tamburlaine plays, except to say that if you enjoy Shakespeare and haven't read Marlowe, get started. I love these plays.
The quality of this edition of the plays, however, is worth describing. I purchased this edition for my students in an Honors High-School English class. It's a reasonable edition to teach with. The footnotes do a good job of identifying and explaining the concepts and terms my students weren't familiar with, and thankfully they are on the bottom of each page, rather than at the end of the book (which very few students will bother to turn to). The introductory material is OK, but not fabulous; if you want your students do to any serious background reading, you'll probably be making photocopies of other sources.
The price was right, and the edition was fine for the classroom; I'd probably buy this edition again for students.