Edward the Second (Annotated)

Edward the Second (Annotated)

by Christopher Marlowe

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Overview

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play composed by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.

The work telescopes most of Edward II's reign into a single narrative, beginning with the recall of his favourite, Piers Gaveston, from exile, and ending with his son, Edward III, executing Mortimer Junior for the king's murder.

This edition has been formatted for your NOOK, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the play, including an overview, performance information, publication, stage history, structure, synopsis, biographical and bibliographical information.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151031660
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 94 KB

About the Author

Christopher Marlowe (baptized 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was a European dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He largely influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's mysterious early death. Marlowe's dramas are known for the use of blank verse, and their overreaching protagonists.

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