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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London was the heart of the printing and publishing trade, as well as the home of a variety of theatrical venues— halls, inns, large open-air playhouses—on whose stages companies of both semi-professional boy actors and professional ...
The raised stage projected into the yard area from one of the inner walls and was roughly 30 feet by 40 feet. At the back of the stage was a house-front façade with (at least) two doors for entrances and exits and an upper balcony area ...
and the area below the stage. Elizabethan playwrights used the obvious dramatic symbolism of these different levels to great effect (Gurr 182). The main stage also contained three different horizontal areas: if the main action of the ...
Bevington and James Shapiro comment on the appropriateness of this: “Marlowe confines his theatrical vision in this play to the middle ground of human history represented by the main stage ...in order that he can intensify the brutal ...
On the early modern English stage costuming signalled identity in a multiplicity of ways. In early modern England the clothes a person could wear—their fabric, colour, and style—were regulated by legislation. On the street or stage, ...
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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