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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From Raphael Holinshed, The Third Volume of Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1587) • 173 2. From John Stow, The Annals of England (1592) • 182 Appendix B: From Michael Drayton, Mortimeriados (1596) • 187 Appendix C:The ...
For the facts about Edward II's reign, Marlowe turned chiefly to the 1587 edition of Raphael Holinshed's The Third Volume of Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which he supplemented with the accounts of Edward's reign found ...
For example, Holinshed relates that in 1318 a naughty fellow called John Poindras, or (as some books have) Ponderham, a tanner's son of Exeter coming to Oxford, and there thrusting himself into the king's hall that stood without the ...
Holinshed's account provides a running moral commentary on the people and events of Edward's reign, converting them into (mostly negative) moral examples that illustrate the destructiveness of various vices, especially in kings, ...
In Shakespeare's Richard the Second, a history play that reflects Holinshed's concern with England as a nation, the dying John of Gaunt deplores the fact that “This blessèd plot, this earth, this realm, this England” (2.1.50) has been ...
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This is one of the plays we were supposed to read in a revenge tragedy course that I took, but after I had purchased it, the professor dropped it from the syllabus in favor of Titus Andronicus. My ... Přečíst celou recenzi
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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