SHARE

Dido, Queen of Carthage

by Christopher Marlowe

Edited by Ruth Lunney

Dido, Queen of Carthage
Hardcover -
  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781784993986
  • Publish Date: Sep 2023
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £85.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller

    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9398-6
    • Pages: 328
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: September 2023
    • Series: The Revels Plays

    Description

    A city burns, and a queen burns for love: Dido, Queen of Carthage re-imagines one of the great legendary stories. The encounter between a wandering hero and an African queen engenders love and loss, eroticism and absurdity, childish simplicity and compelling eloquence. Written for children to perform in the 1580s, Dido is nonetheless a remarkable play, revolutionary in its approach to character, blank verse, and audiences.

    This volume is the first single-text scholarly edition in English. It is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and theatre practitioners.

    The edition features an accessible text, lightly punctuated for ease of reading and speaking. It incorporates new research into authorship (which indicates that Marlowe wrote the play), a detailed analysis of Dido's sources, and a survey of criticism; it assesses the evidence for early performances and provides extensive information about modern productions.

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    The text
    Authorship
    Dating Dido
    Early performance
    Sources and influences
    Criticism
    Modern productions
    Notes
    DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE
    LONGER NOTES
    APPENDICES
    Appendix 1: Authorship Glossary (Nasheisms)
    Appendix 2: List of Modern Productions
    Appendix 3: List of Plays and Entertainments
    INDEX OF TERMS
    INDEX OF NAMES AND TOPICS
    INDEX OF NAMES AND TOPICS

    Editor

    Ruth Lunney is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia

    Dido, Queen of Carthage

    Edited by Ruth Lunney

    Hardcover £85.00 / $130.00

    Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

    Amazon Waterstones Blackwells Bookshop

    Newsletter Sign Up

    Manchester University Press
    Close

    Your cart is empty.

    Total
    Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

    (Based on standard shipping costs)

    Final cost calculated on checkout
    Checkout
    Promotional codes can be added on Checkout

    Sign up for our newsletter