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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These theories reach back into Marlowe's Cambridge days, when he may have been recruited into one of the several intelligence networks run by powerful aristocrats competing for Queen Elizabeth's favour, and extend to the weeks before ...
As in many subsequent early twentieth-century productions, Poel's production de-emphasized the explicitly homoerotic dimension of the play in favour of the political, and did not stage Edward's murder. With the Prospect Theatre's ...
As Isabella's army advances on London in 1326, London's artisans revolt against the authorities established by Edward and deliver the city to her; after parliament legislates Edward's deposition in favour of his son, the Archbishop of ...
sition in favour of his son, the Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges the role of the people in these historic events by preaching a sermon on the theme of Vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God.
“The headstrong barons shall not limit me: / He that I list to favour shall be great” (259-60), Edward declares in scene six. For the barons, conversely, Edward's advancement of Gaveston and then the Spencers is an attack on their ...
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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