Edward II features playwright Christopher Marlowe's most nuanced characters and some of his finest language. In weak, stubborn Edward II, Marlowe created a compelling portrait of a flawed monarch. Though the son of a great general, Edward is an ineffectual king and, in the grips of a romantic obsession, fails to recognize the threats to his crown. Edward II asserts his right to have the private life he desires, only to have his love, his life and his kingdom destroyed. As the play unfolds, Marlowe turns the doomed Edward into a more tragic figure, contrasting his plight with the ruthless nobles who depose him.
Includes young adult, adult, child, early teen, late teen, mature adult characters