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Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Poems and Translations

About the Author

Stephen Orgel

Stephen Orgel has published widely on the political and historical aspects of Renaissance literature, theater, art history and the history of the book. His work is interdisciplinary, and is increasingly concerned with the patronage system, the nature of representation, and performance practice in the Renaissance. His most recent book is Spectacular Performances (2011), and The Reader in the Book is forthcoming in 2015. He is also the author of Imagining Shakespeare (2003), The Authentic Shakespeare (2002), Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England (Cambridge, 1996), The Illusion of Power (Berkeley, 1975), ...

Penguin
2007

Though best known for his plays—and for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheist—Christopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his complete lyric works—from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famous poem, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” to the impressive epic mythological poem “Hero and Leander.” This edition features a helpful timeline of Christopher Marlowe's short life and a new and illuminating introduction and notes.