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Edward II [1991 film] by Derek Jarman
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Edward II [1991 film]

by Derek Jarman

Other authors: Christopher Marlowe (Original play), Tilda Swinton

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Marlowe, ChristopherOriginal playsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 085170316X, Paperback)

Derek Jarman's widely acclaimed Edward II reworked Christopher Marlowe's original 1594 play for the 1990s. Queer Edward II is a poetic commentary on the making of this luscious film--a lavish book that leaves no holds barred and brings the film to life with luminous stills from the set.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:38 -0400)

"Edward II embraces the essential dramatic themes of passion, murder, and unrequited love. Steven Waddington plays the monarch as a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. He rebuffs his wife, Isabella, lavishing affection on the handsome Gaveston -- a choice that ultimately seals his fate."… (more)

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