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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His first play, Dido, Queen of Carthage, draws its story and even quotes directly from Virgil's Aeneid. Even more tellingly, Edward the Second is full of allusions to classical literature even though its subject is the reign of a ...
The title page of Dido, Queen of Carthage, a play that Marlowe may have written while still at Cambridge, indicates that it was first performed by boy actors from the Children of Her Majesty's Chapel.
These theories reach back into Marlowe's Cambridge days, when he may have been recruited into one of the several intelligence networks run by powerful aristocrats competing for Queen Elizabeth's favour, and extend to the weeks before ...
... Queen of Carthage was performed in one of these hall theatres by a company of boy actors, and Edward the Second may have had its first performance in a hall in Leicester (Forker 14), but all of Marlowe's other plays were likely ...
According to the title page of a second printing of the fourth edition of the play (1622), it was revived by another company, the Queen Anne's Servants, in the second decade of the seventeenth century.There are no further recorded ...
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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