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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... and Piers Gaveston (and, in a complicated way, Edward) in Edward the Second. Though seductive and temporarily triumphant, these figures are ultimately destroyed—by themselves as much as by the forces to which they are opposed.
... on the opposite sides of the stage are used to dramatize the barons' mounting opposition to Edward and Gaveston, ... fuming against Edward and Gaveston before they meet in the middle of the stage to plot Gaveston's exile together.
Gaveston's transgression of social hierarchy is visually foregrounded through his clothing (Bailey 79-81). Although of relatively humble origins—Lancaster calls him “base and obscure” (1.99)—Gaveston dresses lavishly, well above his ...
The production dramatized the relationship between Edward and Gaveston as explicitly homosexual, and in the murder scene Lightborn kissed and embraced Edward before killing him.The Royal Shakespeare Company's 1990 production took the ...
This latter part of the Ordinances was clearly directed against Edward's favourite, Piers Gaveston, whose conduct after being recalled from ... Indeed, under duress from the barons Edward consented to Gaveston's exile several times.
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