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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He would also have had his first experiences of theatre in Canterbury, which had a long tradition of civic and religious drama, along with performances by troupes of travelling actors. As Park Honan, one of Marlowe's most recent ...
In the prologue written for a performance of The Jew of Malta in the 1630s,Thomas Heywood calls Marlowe “the best of poets in that age” (2). By the middle of the seventeenth century Marlowe had dropped into obscurity as a poet and ...
... like saints' plays, miracle plays, and morality plays; secular but often no less didactic dramas designed for performance in such locations as banqueting halls, where they might serve as interludes between other forms of festivity; ...
The galleries were thatched, and performances typically began mid-afternoon, while there was still daylight. The raised stage projected into the yard area from one of the inner walls and was ...
There were no background scene paintings or special lighting effects: the façade remained largely the same throughout the play, the performances took place in natural light, and consequently in the drama written for this stage the scene ...
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