By Christopher Marlowe

The whole performs of Christopher Marlowe, within which the entice of darkish forces drives the transferring balances among susceptible and powerful, sacred and profane

Marlowe's seven performs dramatise the deadly entice of powerful forces, no matter if spiritual, occult or erotic. within the victories of Tamburlaine, Faustus's encounters with the demonic, the irreverence of Barabas in The Jew of Malta, and the humiliation of Edward II in his fall from strength and impact, Marlowe explores the transferring stability among energy and helplessness, the sacred and its desecration.

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