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 ...
Marlowe was notorious enough that even in death he was the subject of gossip and moralizing. The account of Marlowe in Thomas Beard's The Theatre of God's Judgement (1597), included below in Appendix E4, fashions Marlowe's death into a ...
... shorter plays on religious themes and subjects, like saints' plays, miracle plays, and morality plays; secular but often no less didactic dramas designed for performance in such locations as banqueting halls, where they might serve ...
If the initial positions of the two characters emphasize the proper hierarchical relationship between subject and sovereign, however, their positions at the end of the scene foreground the destruction of that relationship.
... ultimately the conflict between Edward and his barons ended with Edward's deposition.1 Edward's deposition raised a number of political questions that were as pressing for Elizabethans as they were for Edward's rebellious subjects.
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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