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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He would also have had his first experiences of theatre in Canterbury, which had a long tradition of civic and religious drama, along with performances by troupes of travelling actors. As Park Honan, one of Marlowe's most recent ...
London was the heart of the printing and publishing trade, as well as the home of a variety of theatrical venues— halls, inns, large open-air playhouses—on whose stages companies of both semi-professional boy actors and professional ...
Travelling actors performed interludes and other fare in expectation of some recompense for their acting, whether that be food and lodging or cash (preferably both). Professional actors seem occasionally to have been hired in the ...
During this time companies of boy actors were also performing in hall theatres in London, but the London adult acting companies did not acquire the use of a hall theatre until 1608, when Shakespeare's company made a hall theatre in the ...
There were relatively few props, which were overshadowed in importance by the actors' costumes. There were no background ... Nonetheless, with its various levels and acting areas the amphitheatre stage could be a very complex space.
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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