"This exciting new edition of Edward II is indeed reader friendly.
Of particular distinction are the introductory sections which include a thorough account of Marlowe's biography, a fresh critical examination of the play, plus a bibliography for further reading; a wise consideration of the date and text; and extensive annotations, especially helpful to students who have difficulties with the language.
Of special value to both students and scholars are the Related Texts that follow the text of the play: three sections of documentary evidence on historical sources; power and politics; and love, friendship, and homoeroticism--all vital to an understanding of the play.
No previous edition of the play manages to encompass so much." --Robert A.
Logan, University of Hartford