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Edward II - Full Length Play, Drama

Edward II

Eric Bentley, Bertolt Brecht

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Full Length Play, Drama

16m, 1f

ISBN: 9780802151476

English translation by Eric Bentley
Marlowe's play assimilated by Brecht, and without the sensuousness of the Renaqissance artist. Though not as eloquent, Brecht's Edward II is his best go at Heroic Tragedy, somewhat unique for Brecht. In this case Edward's heroism belongs to the category of the traditionally tragic, not utilitarian…

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Marlowe's play assimilated by Brecht, and without the sensuousness of the Renaqissance artist. Though not as eloquent, Brecht's Edward II is his best go at Heroic Tragedy, somewhat unique for Brecht. In this case Edward's heroism belongs to the category of the traditionally tragic, not utilitarian, but demonstrative man.
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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had many books published and many plays and adaptations performed, the latter feature making him a ... view full profile

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile

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