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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Early modern English society was highly conscious of social status, and Christopher Marlowe was born squarely into the artisanal class: his father was a shoemaker who, although he managed to run his own shop and hold municipal office, ...
... to the role of “sophis- ter” (4.255) that Mortimer Junior is accused of playing at the beginning of Edward the Second. ... Christopher Marlowe” (Kuriyama 57) and according to the title pages of all four of its early modern editions, ...
Many modern scholars and Marlowe biographers have been less willing to believe Frizer's story than the ... was caught attempting to counterfeit Dutch coins in Flushing in early 1592), attributes the following beliefs, among others, ...
Scholars generally acknowledge Marlowe's innovative use of dramatic blank verse, his formative influence on early modern English tragedy and Shakespeare's history plays, and even his influence on the comedies of Ben Jonson through the ...
Christopher Marlowe's Theatre The year 1576 was a turning point in the history of early modern English drama. There was no lack of theatre in London or the provinces before this point. Medieval and early sixteenth-century English drama ...
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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