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Edward the Second (1924) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Based on Christopher Marlowe's classic of the same name, Bertolt Brecht's Edward II departs widely from its source. Brecht has made a multitude of technical changes calculated to streamline the play, with a smaller cast and simpler action, and he has created virtually new and totally compelling characters with is extravagant variations on Anne, Edward's queen, and Mortimer, the villain of the piece. Brecht also reinterprets Marlowe's famously homosexual protagonist, crating an Edward initially more crudely homoerotic and ultimately more truly heroic. Brecht's Edward is a hero for the modern era: an existential hero defying a meaningless universe with his courage.

Original title: Leben Eduards des zweiten von England
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and PlaysHistorical

This work is an adaptation of the following works :
     Edward II (1594) [Play]
      Author: Christopher Marlowe

Edition #1: Edward II

Edward II (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Eric Bentley
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Manifested in:

Edward II (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802151477
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 128

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