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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... poorer parishes in Canterbury, and that he was gradually surrounded by siblings: his older sister Mary was born in 1562, and Christopher was followed by Margaret (1566), Joan (1569), Ann (1572), Dorothy (1573), and Thomas (1576).
The play contains no stage directions for Edward's murder, and the cues provided by the dialogue are somewhat ambiguous, but most modern editors of the play have followed Marlowe's historical sources (see Appendix A1[i]) in specifying ...
Historian Michael Prestwich comments that “Edward II was one of the most unsuccessful kings ever to rule England” (79), and he had the double misfortune to be preceded and followed by two very successful kings: his father, ...
Edward's deposition and murder and his son's installation as Edward III quickly followed. For three years Isabella and Mortimer, created Earl of March in 1328, controlled government under Edward III's seal. In 1330, perhaps in response ...
The reader can examine the text of the first Tudor sodomy law in Appendix E1, followed in E2 by the eminent early modern English lawyer Edward Coke's commentary. In the years spanning Elizabeth I's and James I's reign, 1558- 1625, ...
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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