Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Carolyn M. Craft, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Massie C. Stinson, Jr. Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Craig C. Challender, Ph.D.


This thesis examines the ideologies of Machiavelli and how Webster and Marlowe adapt them into their plays. It looks at how the characters in these works of literature exhibit Machiavellian behaviors and how their lives and the world around them change as a result.



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