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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By demanding that he be able to argue on the weaker as well as the stronger side of the question, these debates would have introduced Marlowe to the role of “sophis- ter” (4.255) that Mortimer Junior is accused of playing at the ...
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, ...
“He wears a lord's revenue on his back” (4.406), Mortimer Junior complains, “and in his Tuscan cap / A jewel of more value than the crown” (4.413-14). Through his clothing Gaveston aggressively flaunts his rapid social rise, ...
After all, the character who administers the punishment is the assassin Lightborn, whose name is an anglicization of Lucifer and whose employer, Mortimer Junior, is a usurper whose own sodomitical political desires are being realized in ...
He also plays quite freely with the sequence of historical events, for example by inverting the order of Edward's and Gaveston's marriages, giving Mortimer Junior a prominence in the early years of Edward's reign that he does not have ...
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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