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What have you found of interest in Marlowe's presentation of history in Edward II?

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What have you found of interest in Marlowe's presentation of history in Edward II?

Throughout Edward II, Marlowe uses a variety of stimulating techniques to present the drama as a history play. Marlowe manages to use the tradition of the chronicle or history play and develop it further producing an extremely compelling, unique piece of work. It is a play which on one hand shows structural affinities with the chronicle plays, in that it has a stirring plot with a rapid flow of incident and plenty of variety while on the other hand it has points of contact with tragedy in its attempts to show on stage heart-rending scenes filled with passionate utterances, deep pathos and high tragic dignity. This can be seen in Act four, scene two where the pace quickens as Marlowe deviates between countries. We see Edward receiving the news that Isabella, Mortimer, Kent and the young prince Edward are collecting an army in Hainault to attack on King Edward:

'Ah villains, hath that Mortimer escaped?

With him is Edmund gone associate?

And will sir John of Hainault lead the round?

Marlowe therefore states historical moments, which did

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