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Edward the Second By Charles Forker

Edward the Second by Charles Forker

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In the introduction to this edition, Forker offers a discussion of Marlowe's use of sources and presents a new argument for the drama's five-act structure. He examines the various opinions concerning the genre and sexual politics of the play, and also includes a full record of the stage history.

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Edward the Second: Christopher Marlowe by Charles Forker

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.

About Charles Forker

Charles R. Forker is Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Table of Contents

The text; date; "Edward II" and its Shakespearean relatives; the treatment of sources; dramatic structure and characterization; critical reception and assessment; stage history; "Edward II"; Appendices - Broughton and Oxberry collations excluded from the textual notes; longer extracts from Marlowe's sources.

Additional information

GOR005048418
Edward the Second: Christopher Marlowe by Charles Forker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1995-09-07
384
0719030897
9780719030895
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