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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Although sixteenth-century England was hierarchical, its education system gave poor but intellectually gifted males a chance to rise in the world. Most boys, even those from humble backgrounds, had the opportunity to acquire a ...
Early modern English theatre was here also a major culprit, as professional adult acting companies were all-male, and female roles were played by the male youths of the company. Gaveston glances at the titillating potential of gender ...
Male Friendship and Sodomy When Edward offers England to his barons in exchange for “some nook or corner” in which he can “frolic with my dearest Gaveston” (4.72-73), he is desperately seeking to separate the political from the personal ...
Edward's relationships with male favourites of relatively humble origins are as political as they are personal and provide the focal point for the conflict between the king and the barons over the limits of royal authority and the ...
to male-male anal penetration and which took its name from the biblical city of Sodom destroyed by God because, in St. Paul's words, “the men left the natural use of the woman, and burned in their lust one toward another, ...
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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