Edward II (play)
Title page of a 1594 edition
|Written by||Christopher Marlowe|
|Characters||King Edward II|
|Date of premiere||1580s|
|Place of premiere||London, England|
The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer is a play by Christopher Marlowe. It is a history play. It was probably written no earlier than 1590. Marlowe's source was probably Holinshed's Chronicles. The play is about King Edward II's downfall and his homosexual passion for Piers Gaveston.
References[change | change source]
- Marlowe, Christopher. (Richard H. Horne, ed.) The works of Christopher Marlowe, Volume 1. pp. xliii-xlvi.