The Jew of Malta
by Christopher Marlowe
The Jew of Malta Resources
What? Of course Marlowe has his own society. This is a particularly nice one, complete with critical essays and related books.
Another really nifty website with lots of information about Marlowe's life and work that also includes a section for essays written on Marlowe stuff and links to the complete texts of his works.
The Gutenberg Project has an e-text, but you'll probably still want to check out an edition with footnotes.
Movie or TV Production
Douglas Morse's 2012 movie version of the play.
Articles and Interviews
Douglas Morse talks about his film production of The Jew of Malta.
The Jew of Malta and The Merchant of Venice are frequently paired productions; here's a New York Times review a 2007 production. (It pans the director's attempt to make Barabas a man, instead of a monster.)
Peter Zadek's 2009 production is a good example of how people have gone in interesting directions with the staging of this play to show how The Jew of Malta confronts modern problems.
See a clip featuring Barabas's "How Bad Am I? Real Bad" speech, from Douglas Morse's production
Here's the trailer for Morse's production.Yeah, it's a little low-budget, but it does the trick.
Nifty recording of the entire play; we've linked directly to the first Act. Machiavel starts at about :22.
A portrait of the man himself, Christopher Marlowe. We're mostly wondering what conditioner he uses.
The 1633 quarto's title page.
To get an idea of what the characters might look like, here are some costume design sketches that were made for a 1991 production.
Here's one of Matteo Perez d'Alecci's 16th century frescos depicting the siege. What you should be taking note of here: Turks. Many, many Turks.