Edward the Second
Broadview Press, 15. 10. 2010 - Počet stran: 256
Depicting with shocking openness the sexual and political violence of its central characters’ fates, Edward the Second broke new dramatic ground in English theatre. The play charts the tragic rise and fall of the medieval English monarch Edward the Second, his favourite Piers Gaveston, and their ambitious opponents Queen Isabella and Mortimer Jr., and is an important cultural, as well as dramatic, document of the early modern period.
This modernized and fully annotated Broadview Edition is prefaced by a critical but student-oriented introduction and followed by ample appendix material, including extended selections from Marlowe’s historical sources, texts bearing on the play’s complex sexual and political dynamics, and excerpts from contemporary poet Michael Drayton’s epic rendition of Edward the Second’s reign.
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Acknowledgements • 7 Introduction • 9 Christopher Marlowe: A Brief Chronology of His Life and Times • 33 A Note on the Text • 37 Edward the Second • 39 Appendix A: Marlowe's Historical Sources • 173 1. From Raphael Holinshed, The Third ...
(An excerpt from one significant piece of classical literature to which the play alludes, the Diana-Actæon narrative in Ovid's Metamorphoses, can be found in Appendix C.) Marlowe may also have acquired his first acting experiences at ...
The account of Marlowe in Thomas Beard's The Theatre of God's Judgement (1597), included below in Appendix E4, fashions Marlowe's death into a negative moral example illustrating the divinely ordained fate of epicures and atheists.
Appendix E3 contains a representative excerpt from one such treatise, Philip Stubbes's The Anatomy of Abuses (1583). Clothes also signalled gender, and the same moralists who warned against any confusion of the class symbolism of ...
The play contains no stage directions for Edward's murder, and the cues provided by the dialogue are somewhat ambiguous, but most modern editors of the play have followed Marlowe's historical sources (see Appendix A1[i]) in specifying ...
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A Brief Chronology of His Life and Times
A Note on the Text
EDWARD THE SECOND
Marlowes Historical Sources
From Michael Drayton Mortimeriados The Lamentable Civil Wars of Edward the Second and the Barons 1596
The DianaActæon Myth
Kings and Tyrants
Works Cited and Further Reading