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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... to an abrupt end on 30 May 1593, when he was fatally stabbed in the eye by one Ingram Frizer at an inn in Deptford, just down the Thames from London proper.The authorities accepted Frizer's claim that he had acted in 12 INTRODUCTION.
The authorities accepted Frizer's claim that he had acted in self-defence. According to Frizer, he, Marlowe, and two other men had gathered at the inn to dine together, and Marlowe attacked him after the two had fought over the bill.
Baronial opposition to royal authority, the central political conflict of Edward the Second, was not a new problem in English history. In 1215 it had culminated in the barons compelling King John to sign the Great Charter or Magna Carta ...
By excommunicating her, the pope declared Elizabeth's authority to be illegitimate: in the vocabulary of early modern ... Out of their experiences of savage persecution by Catholic authorities, European Protestants developed their own ...
Catholic authorities, European Protestants developed their own theories of legitimate resistance to tyranny. Naturally, the position of the monarch and his or her government was that any resistance to the monarch's authority was ...
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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