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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When in the play's penultimate scene Marlowe inverts the relationship between public and private spaces, dramatizing in full view of the audience Edward's highly sexualized anal execution in ...
Some critics have detected in the scene's symbolism a moralization of the manner of Edward's death: Edward's anal execution is the fitting punishment, they suggest, for a monarch whose homosexual desires led him to neglect his kingdom.
execution with full frontal nudity, and Derek Jarman's provocative 1991 film adaptation undertook to transform what Jarman called a “dusty old play” into “a film of a gay love affair” (qtd. in Forker 116).1 Deborah Willis comments that ...
The barons were not satisfied on this score, however, until they had seized Gaveston from the king and executed him in June 1312.The conflict between the king and the barons continued until 1321, when it broke into civil war.
... order of Edward's and Gaveston's marriages, giving Mortimer Junior a prominence in the early years of Edward's reign that he does not have in Holin- shed's account, and having Kent executed before Edward's death rather than after, ...
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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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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