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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The play itself can be considered “sophistical” in the tension it maintains between both sides of the political, social, and sexual issues on which Edward and his barons are divided. At Christmas, some of Cambridge's colleges offered ...
... main stage ...in order that he can intensify the brutal personal conflicts, the dismaying juxtapositions and confrontations, and the savage ironies that characterize for him the violent transitions of the political process” (276).
After all, the character who administers the punishment is the assassin Lightborn, whose name is an anglicization of Lucifer and whose employer, Mortimer Junior, is a usurper whose own sodomitical political desires are being realized in ...
... contemporary views of such matters as the relative importance of sexuality and class, the relation of 'the personal' and 'the political,' and the tendency of liberation struggles to reinscribe pre-existing power relations” (600).
If the monarch is appointed by God, as medieval and early modern political theory generally held to be the case, then in what circumstances, by whom, and with what means can a monarch be legitimately resisted and even removed?
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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