This course was written by Dr Anita Pacheco.
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William Carlos Williams, ‘Landscape with the Fall of Icarus’, from Collected Poems, II: 1939-1962. © by William Carlos Williams. Used by permission from Carcarnet Press Limited and New Directions Publishing Corp.
Figure 1 The Corpus Christi Portrait, thought by some to be of Christopher Marlowe, The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Used courtesy of The Masters and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Figure 2 ‘Fall of Icarus’ from Geffrey Whitney’s ‘Choice of Emblemes’, 1586. Stirling Maxwell Collection, Glasgow University Library, SP coll. S.M.1667. Used with permission of Special Collections of the University of Glasgow Library.
Figure 3 Pieter Brueghel, ‘Landscape with the Fall of Icarus’, 1555, transferred from panel. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Photo: © 1990, Scala, Florence.
Figure 4 William Dudley, ‘The 1587 Rose Theatre: A Cutaway View’, 1999 for the onsite exhibition which was also designed by Dudley. Used with permission, http://bill-d.cgsociety.org/gallery/.
Figure 5 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘Helen of Troy’, 1863, oil on panel, 33 x 28cm. Photo: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg/ Bridgeman Art Library
Figure 6 Title Page of the 1620 edition of the ‘B’ text of Doctor Faustus, first published in 1616: ‘The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus’, The British Library, London. C. 1891-6 c.39.c.26. © The British Library. All rights reserved.
The Corpus Christi Portrait, thought by some to be of Christopher Marlowe, The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Used courtesy of The Masters and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
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