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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Christopher Marlowe's Life Christopher Marlowe was born on 23 February 1564 in Canterbury, a city of roughly 5,000 inhabitants approximately 55 miles southeast of London, in Kent. He was the second child and first son of John and ...
Instead, after the completion of his MA he journeyed to London, part of the tide of domestic and foreign immigrants who were rapidly swelling the population of the metropolis throughout the sixteenth century. Even though mortality rates ...
rates, London had expanded from approximately 50,000 inhabitants at the beginning of the century to around 200,000 by the time Marlowe arrived to join a growing group of university graduates who had chosen to live by the pen rather than ...
There was no lack of theatre in London or the provinces before this point. Medieval and early sixteenth-century English drama came in many forms: extended dramatizations of Biblical narratives, known as mystery plays, performed over ...
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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