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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In scene four, for example, Isabella draws Mortimer Junior apart from the rest of the barons in order to persuade him to consent to Gaveston's recall from banishment. By withdrawing to the side and toward the back of the stage, Isabella ...
In January 1308, Edward married Isabella of France in Boulogne. Edward was 23 years old at the time; Isabella was 12. Edward I and Philip IV of France, Isabella's father, had negotiated the match in 1299 as part of their efforts to ...
... the Ordinances and reigned with a free hand with his two favourites, the Despensers, until 1326, when he was effectively dethroned after quickly losing a civil war against forces led by his disaffected queen, Isabella, and Mortimer.
As Duke of Aquitaine, Edward owed homage to the new French king, Charles IV, who was also Isabella's brother. Because of Edward's reluctance to perform his homage, Charles in 1324 confiscated Edward's French territories in Gascony.
As Isabella's army advances on London in 1326, London's artisans revolt against the authorities established by Edward and deliver the city to her; after parliament legislates Edward's deposition in favour of his son, the Archbishop of ...
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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