Discussing: Edward II by Christopher Marlowe

Episode 165,   Oct 18, 2020, 09:06 AM

A discussion of Edward II and his literary transformation.

Discussing: Edward II by Christopher Marlowe - with Dr. Kit Heyam
This episode host Robert Crighton discusses a new book - The Reputation of Edward II, 1305-1697: A Literary Transformation of History by Kit Heyam. We delve into the changing story of Edward, what Marlowe does with the figure, and why the answer is never a red hot poker.
The book is available to order from Amsterdam University Press now - https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463729338/the-reputation-of-edward-ii-1305-1697

Watching Edward II - there are two audio versions available - one stand alone that can be found on Audible, and another that is part of Vivat Rex! - both from the BBC. There is a DVD of a BBC Television broadcast of a stage production with Ian McKellen, which is definitely available in Region 1, maybe other regions as well. And last, but not least is the Derek Jarman film.

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