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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Even more tellingly, Edward the Second is full of allusions to classical literature even though its subject is the reign of a medieval English monarch. (An excerpt from one significant piece of classical literature to which the play ...
... the balance of power seems to shift further against the transgressive tragic protagonist: Tamburlaine is a conqueror, Edward a vacillating, weak, and finally deposed monarch; Tamburlaine's field of action is the world, while Edward ...
... other forms of festivity; civic and court pageantry, staged to celebrate the inauguration of a new mayor or to entertain the monarch during such festive seasons as Christmas; educational drama, performed by schoolboys of all ages.
Shakespeare's Richard the Second, a play about another weak late-medieval English monarch, features an analogous moment in which the vertical spatial relations between characters are highly significant. In act three, scene three of the ...
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.
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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