Spectacles of Strangeness
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Spectacles of Strangeness
Imperialism, Alienation, and Marlowe

Emily C. Bartels

234 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1993 | ISBN 9780812231939 | $55.00s | Outside the Americas £42.00
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Winner of the 1995 Roma Gill Prize of the Marlowe SocietySelected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

Bartels focuses on Marlowe's preoccupation with "strangers" and "strange" lands, and his use—and subversion—of Elizabethan stereotypes. Setting Marlovian drama in the context of England's nascent imperialism, Bartels probes the significance of the alien as the vital presence on the Renaissance stage and within Renaissance society.

Emily C. Bartels is Professor of English at Rutgers University and Associate Director of the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She is author of Speaking of the Moor: From "Alcazar" to "Othello", which also was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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