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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Acknowledgements • 7 Introduction • 9 Christopher Marlowe: A Brief Chronology of His Life and Times • 33 A Note on the Text • 37 Edward the Second • 39 Appendix A: Marlowe's Historical Sources • 173 1. From Raphael Holinshed, The Third ...
The editors at Broadview Press have been marvellous to work with, and I would like to thank them for providing guidance when I needed it. Introduction Christopher Marlowe's Life Christopher Marlowe was born on 23 EDWARD THE SECOND 7 ...
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 ...
From these religious refugees Marlowe may have first heard of the slaughter of French Protestants in Paris in 1572, ... As Park Honan, one of Marlowe's most recent biographers, puts it, “The city itself was like a gigantic theatre, ...
Marlowe's university education extended his immersion in the classics, as well as providing him a solid background ... these debates would have introduced Marlowe to the role of “sophis- ter” (4.255) that Mortimer Junior is accused 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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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