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.
This book is included in Project Gutenberg.
Why read this book? Have your say.
You must be logged in to comment.
Rights InformationAre you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an Unglue.it rights holder.
This work has been downloaded 282 times via unglue.it ebook links.
- 52 - mobi (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
- 47 - pdf (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
- 36 - epub (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
- 147 - epub (PD-US) at Project Gutenberg.
- Accessible book
- Early works to 1800
- Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327 -- Drama
- Great Britain -- History -- Edward II, 1307-1327 -- Drama
- Historical drama
- In library
- In literature
- Kings and rulers
- Lending library
- Middle Ages
- Protected DAISY
Copy/paste this into your site: