Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II” in the Tantarantana

Up until the 11th of January the Parking Shakespeare Company presents the renaissance playwright’s treatise on power, ethics and the disappearance of the idea of the common good

First published in 1594, Edward II is the most represented and also the most modern work of Elizabethan theatre, with the exception of those of his contemporary, William Shakespeare. With this play, Marlowe, who was a very successful author in his day, recreates the reign of Edward II and the revolution of the nobility following to the effects of corruption.

With Edward II, Marlowe, who was accused of being a government spy and the circumstances of whose death are shrouded in mystery, tells of the monarch’s relationship with Piers Gaveston, on whom he bestowed many privileges. The play is one of the few of the time that deal with the love affair between two men in a style that is completely natural.

Translated by Marc Rosich and produced by the Parking Shakespeare CompanyEdward II deals with such subjects as power, the disappearance of ethics and the concept of the common good. During the piece the monarch and absolute ruler battles with other factual powers of the day by means of debates in his court and through his dealings with the existent bishop of Coventry.
 

Directed by Roberto Romei, Edward II offers observations on the struggle for privileges, the violence of power and male and female roles in society and politics that are still relevant today.

 

Eduard II

From December 17th to January 11th

Price: from 10€

Teatre Tantarantana

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Publication date: Monday, 29 December 2014
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