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“De-emplotting” history: Genre, violence and subversion in Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II

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dc.contributor.author Gualberto Velverde, Rebeca
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-23T14:58:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-23T14:58:38Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Gualberto Valverde, R. (2016). De-emplotting” History: Genre, Violence and Subversion in Christopher Marlowe’s" Edward II. Complutense Journal of English Studies, 24, 43-59. spa
dc.identifier.issn 23863935
dc.identifier.issn 23866624
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/6295
dc.description.abstract Taking into consideration Hayden White’s seminal argument about historical emplotment, and relating such notion to traditional explanations about the ritualistic structure of Tudor historiography, this article reassesses Chistopher Marlowe’s Edward II (ca. 1592) from the perspective of genre in order to expose how the play counter-effects the dominant ideology of the Tudor regime concerning royal authority. The encodation of historical events into the icon of romance, and the dramatic superimposition of tragic conventions upon such an iconic structure arguably confront two opposing modes of representing violence onstage, which determines a theatrical interplay of power discourses that arguably dramatizes the desacralization of kingship through the immanent representation of its sacredness. As this article argues, these dialectics articulates the political anxieties of Renaissance England from within generic categories, and it effectively subverts the well-established strategies of legitimization that idealized (and rewrote) violence, history and monarchy in Tudor England. spa
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dc.language.iso eng spa
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.es_ES *
dc.title “De-emplotting” history: Genre, violence and subversion in Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2016) spa
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dc.subject.uem Marlowe, Christopher - 1564-1593 - Eduard II spa
dc.subject.unesco Literatura europea spa
dc.subject.unesco Teatro spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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