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 ...
... “a film of a gay love affair” (qtd. in Forker 116).1 Deborah Willis comments that “Marlowe's play has provided an important testing ground for contemporary views of such matters as the relative importance of sexuality and class, ...
The sexual dimension of the relationship between Edward and Gaveston must be understood within this politicized context.The sexual is the political in Edward the Second, as Isabella's adulterous relationship with Mortimer Junior ...
It was not, or not primarily, the presence or absence of sexual activity. More important was whether the relationship respected or transgressed social and political order. Mario DiGangi explains that “in the early modern period ...
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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