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 ...
Edward I reissued the Magna Carta in 1297, and Edward II was compelled early on in his reign, in 1310, to agree to a set of Ordinances that reaffirmed the Magna Carta and gave the barons the right to appoint the king's advisors.
Edward's reign was also marked by conflict with Scotland and France. The conflict with Scotland began in the previous reign, when Edward I intervened in the 1290s in the dispute between two rival claimants to the Scottish throne, ...
in Appendix A of this edition, and if the reader compares the play and its historical sources she or he will discover that Marlowe reshaped the history of Edward's reign considerably as he transferred it from the history books to the ...
Holinshed's account provides a running moral commentary on the people and events of Edward's reign, converting them into (mostly negative) moral examples that illustrate the destructiveness of various vices, especially in kings, ...
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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