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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Edward Coke, “Of Buggery, or Sodomy” (1644) • 220 3. From Philip Stubbes, The Anatomy of Abuses (1583) • 223 4. From Thomas Beard, The Theatre of God's Judgements (1597) • 226 Appendix F: Kings and Tyrants • 229 1.
Having completed his final two years of grammar-school education on a scholarship at King's School in Canterbury, in 1580 Marlowe won a scholarship to pursue university studies at Cambridge, where he completed his BA in 1584 and his MA ...
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 I reissued the Magna Carta in 1297, and Edward II was compelled early on in his reign, in 1310, to agree to a set of Ordinances that reaffirmed the Magna Carta and gave the barons the right to appoint the king's advisors.
Edward established the latter as Scottish king, in the process asserting English overlordship over Scotland. The Scottish rebelled and continued to do so throughout Edward II's reign, regularly conducting extended and extremely ...
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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