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 John Stow, The Annals of England (1592) • 182 Appendix B: From Michael Drayton, Mortimeriados (1596) • 187 Appendix C:The Diana-Actæon Myth • 199 1. From Arthur Golding, The XV Books of P. Ovidius Naso (1567) • 199 2.
He was the second child and first son of John and Katherine Marlowe, both immigrants from surrounding towns. Early modern English society was highly conscious of social status, and Christopher Marlowe was born squarely into the ...
... “That St. John the Evangelist was bedfellow to Christ and leaned always in his bosom, that he used him as the sinners of Sodoma”; “That all they that love not tobacco and boys were fools” (Kuriyama 221; spelling modernized).
In 1215 it had culminated in the barons compelling King John to sign the Great Charter or Magna Carta, a bill of baronial rights to property, due legal process, and power. Edward I reissued the Magna Carta in.
The conflict with Scotland began in the previous reign, when Edward I intervened in the 1290s in the dispute between two rival claimants to the Scottish throne, Robert Bruce and John Balliol. Edward established the latter as Scottish ...
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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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Extremely funny in the way the complex plot comes together at the end. To me, the best of this series of revivals. Přečíst celou recenzi
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