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Edward II
Title:Edward II
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Number of Pages:96
Category:Plays, Classics, Drama, Historical fiction, Theatre, Fiction, Historical, School, Glbt, British literature
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Tamburlaine, Hero and Leander, Doctor Faustus and Other Plays, Parts 1-2, Complete Poems and Translations, Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1, The Complete Plays, The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage, Dr. Faustus, Edward II, The Jew of Malta
Marlowe s unfinished masterpiece as completed by George Chapman Includes an introduction and notes by Edward Blunt, No description available, The spirit of Machiavelli presides over i The Jew of Malta i in which the title character relentlessly plots to maintain and extend his political influence and wealth A paragon of remorseless evil Barabas befriends and betrays the Turkish invaders and native Maltese alike incites a duel between the suitors for his daughter s hand and takes lethal revenge upon a convent of nuns br Both tragedy and farce this masterpiece of Elizabethan theater reflects the social and political complexities of its age Christopher Marlowe s dramatic hybrid resonates with racial tension religious conflict and political intrigue all of which abounded in th century England The playwright who infused each one of his plays with cynical humor and a dark world view draws upon stereotypes of Muslim and Christian as well as Jewish characters to cast an ironic perspective on all religious beliefs br The immediate success of i The Jew of Malta i on the Elizabethan stage is presumed to have influenced Marlowe s colleague William Shakespeare to draw upon the same source material for i The Merchant of Venice i The character of Barabas is the prototype for the well known Shylock and this drama of his villainy remains a satirical gem in its own right br br, Christopher Marlowe a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent is the most important of Shakespeare s contemporaries This edition offers his five major plays which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death br Tamburlaine Part One and Part Two deal with the rise to world prominence of the great Scythian shepherd robber The Jew of Malta is a drama of villainy and revenge Edward II was to influence Shakespeare s Richard II Doctor Faustus perhaps the first drama taken from the medieval legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil is here in both its A and its B text showing the enormous and fascinating differences between the two br Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation In addition there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation