Marlovian Tragedy: The Play of Dilation


This study of Marlowe's appropriations of tragic narrative shows how his moral ambiguity is a rhetorical effect produced by his favored use of dilation or amplification. Through close readings of Marlowe's seven works, Grande outlines a typology of Marlovian dilation on various levels.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lewisburg, PA
Publication year:
  • 1999


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