- File Size: 265 KB
- Print Length: 118 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082ZIEEO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,947 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
The Jew of Malta Kindle Edition
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There is nothing magical about a straight read of this play. It is a somewhat interesting play. Certainly it smacks of Anti Semitism, along with seemingly anti everything else. It is highly cynical. I think there are fairly clear reasons one cannot easily see this play performed at this time. Many of these plays are offensive by today's standards, but I certainly feel merit study.
I have no actual credentials of any kind in regard to literary study; strictly an amateur. Having said that, Marlowe was a contemporary of Shakespeare who died young. In my estimation his plays read like early Shakespeare plays. Marlowe dies young and Shakespeare evolves and developes.
It seems fairly clear that these playwrights copied, inspired, and emulated each other. Did "The Jew of Malta" inspire "The Merchant of Venice"? I think so. Marlowe wrote "Edward II". Shakespeare wrote the so called history plays. Marlowe started, but did not finish, a lengthy poem, "Hero and Leander". Shakespeare refers to Hero and Leander is various works.
In summary, I am glad I am studying Marlowe and I am glad I read and studied this play. Except for educational purposes, I would not bother to watch it performed. However if I can find a performance I do intend to watch it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite previous reviews of this product, this ebook at the time of writing does contain the actual text of the play.Published on February 14, 2013 by A genteel gentleman
This is actually just a table of contents without any content. Do not bother with this file if you actually wish to read the play.Published on January 26, 2012 by Sin D
I agree with the other review. There is only the introduction, and the textual notes which comes at the end of the play.Published on October 5, 2011 by sHoP2live