Edward II Revised (New Mermaids) (Paperback)

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By Christopher Marlowe, Stephen Guy-Bray (Introduction by), Martin Wiggins (Editor)
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Dramatically compressing the reign of Edward II and enlivening the historical narrative with humour, romance, and horrific violence, Marlowe interrogates how the transgression of accepted codes of behaviour affects even those at the highest level of society. Kept off the stage for almost three hundred years because of its dramatization of explicit homosexual relationships, it has become increasingly popular with modern day readers and performed on stage and film to great acclaim.

This student edition contains a completely new introduction by Stephen Guy-Bray, and offers students a useful and lively overview of recent criticism, an updated performance history paying greater attention to Derek Jarman's film, a background on the author and themes, as well as an updated bibliography and a fully annotated version of the playtext.

About the Author

Stephen Guy-Bray is Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Martin Wiggins is a Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472520524
ISBN-10: 1472520521
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: September 25th, 2014
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: New Mermaids