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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From these religious refugees Marlowe may have first heard of the slaughter of French Protestants in Paris in 1572, an event he would later dramatize in his play Massacre at Paris. He would also have had his first experiences of theatre ...
The play itself can be considered “sophistical” in the tension it maintains between both sides of the political, ... At Christmas, some of Cambridge's colleges offered other role-playing opportunities for their students in the form of ...
The title page of Dido, Queen of Carthage, a play that Marlowe may have written while still at Cambridge, indicates that it ... was the first of Marlowe's plays to be performed by one of London's adult companies, the Lord Admiral's Men.
... in manner of punishment, was one of our own nation, of fresh and late memory, called Marlin, by profession a scholar, brought up from his youth in the University of Cambridge, but by practice a play- maker and a poet of scurrility.
Medieval and early sixteenth-century English drama came in many forms: extended dramatizations of Biblical narratives, known as mystery plays, performed over several days in multiple outdoor locations on religious holidays; ...
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