The Jew of Malta.  Christopher Marlowe

The Jew of Malta

By Christopher Marlowe

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Synopsis

We know not how our play may pass this stage, But by the best of poets in that age THE MALTA-JEW had being and was made; And he then by the best of actors playd: In HERO AND LEANDER one did gain A lasting memory; in Tamburlaine, This Jew, with others many, th other wan The attribute of peerless, being a man Whom we may rank with (doing no one wrong) Proteus for shapes, and Roscius for a tongue,— So could he speak, so vary; nor ist hate To merit in him who doth personate Our Jew this day; nor is it his ambition To exceed or equal, being of condition More modest: this is all that he intends, (And that too at the urgence of some friends,) To prove his best, and, if none here gainsay it, The part he hath studied, and intends to play it.

Christopher Marlowe

  • ISBN:
  • 9786050404357
  • Language:
  • Inglés
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  • Published:
  • August 9, 2015
  • Drama / General

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