Edward the Second: Christopher Marlowe

Paperback | September 7, 1995

byCharles R. Forker

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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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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...

Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564, the son of a shoemaker. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a writer. Marlowe's earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He transl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:September 7, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0719030897

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