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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Marlowe wrote another four plays before his death in 1593: Doctor Faustus (c. 1589), The Jew of Malta (c. 1590), Massacre at Paris (c. 1591), and Edward the Second (c. 1592) (Kuriyama 80- 81). Although this chronology is not exact, ...
The most extensive of these documents, a report submitted to the government three days after Marlowe's death by Richard Baines (with whom Marlowe was caught attempting to counterfeit Dutch coins in Flushing in early 1592), ...
Marlowe was notorious enough that even in death he was the subject of gossip and moralizing. The account of Marlowe in Thomas Beard's The Theatre of God's Judgement (1597), included below in Appendix E4, fashions Marlowe's death into a ...
The barons' refusal to kneel in scene one, Edward seating Gaveston on the throne beside him in scene four, and Edward's kneeling in scene eleven to swear revenge upon the barons for Gaveston's death are simple examples of symbolic ...
Edward's degradation, torture, and death also acquire symbolic resonance, echoing both the Diana-Actæon myth invoked in the play's opening scene and narratives of Christ's passion. Edward's murder, of course, is the play's major piece ...
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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