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Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe

First Performed

c. 1592





About the Title

The title, The Jew of Malta, refers descriptively to the protagonist, Barabas, who idolizes money, profit, and his daughter Abigail. Barabas's schemes and intrigues lead him steadily deeper into a net of treachery and deceit until he meets an agonizing, spectacular death.


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