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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James Burbage, who managed a company of adult actors known as the Earl of Leicester's Men, built a freestanding open-air playhouse in the northern suburbs of London. Aptly named the Theatre, this playhouse had a neighbour, the Curtain, ...
For three years Isabella and Mortimer, created Earl of March in 1328, controlled government under Edward III's seal. In 1330, perhaps in response to rumours that Mortimer intended to make himself king, Edward seized him at Nottingham ...
“[W]e'll live in Tynemouth here,” Edward asserts after retreating into Tynemouth castle, “And so I walk with him [Gaveston] about the walls, / What care I though the earls begirt us round?” (6.218- 20). The barons, however, force Edward ...
For Edward, Gaveston's rapid social rise from son of a knight to Earl of Cornwall is an emphatic display of his power as king and an attempt to fill important government positions with men who are far more obliged to him than the ...
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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