Edward the Second
The introduction to this edition contains an analysis of the first quarto (including new evidence of its original dating) and a reconsideration of the play's complex relation to the Shakespearean histories that preceded and followed it. Charles R. Forker offers a discussion of Marlowe's use of sources, and presents a new argument for the drama's five-act structure. He delves into the conflicting and controversial opinions concerning the genre and sexual politics of the play, and also includes a full record of the stage history. Forker has collated some 46 editions (including the important, rare and usually ignored editions of Broughton and Oxberry in 1818). The appendices provide substantive variants from the Broughton and Oxberry texts as well as extracts from the sources.
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Appendix Arundel Baldock banished barons Berkeley Bishop Bishop of Winchester Bowers Briggs brother Broughton Canterbury Castle Charlton-Waller Christopher Marlowe chronicle conj crown death Dodsley Dodsley2 dramatic dramatist Dyce Dyce1 earle of Lancaster edition Edmund Edward II Edward II's Edward the Second Elizabethan England English Enter Exeunt Exit favour favourite Fleay France friends Gaveston Gloucester Gurney hath haue head Henry Henry VI Holinshed Holinshed's homosexual honour Introduction Isabel Isabella Jew of Malta Kent Killingworth King Edward king's Leicester letter Levune Lightborn London lord Marlowe's play Matrevis Mortimer Junior Mortimer's murder nobles Oliphant ouer Oxberry peers Pembroke Pembroke's Men political Prince Edward Q2MS queen realme Richard Richard III Robinson royal Scene Scott Senior sexual Shakespeare Soldiers sonne speech Spencer Junior stage direction Stowe suggests sweet Tamburlaine Tancock Theatre thee thou traitors Troublesome Reign unto vnto vpon Warwick Winchester words York
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