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Edward the Second

Audiobook

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's notorious portrait of a weak king in thrall to his passions, who pays the ultimate price for choosing his heart over his political responsibilities. Originally broadcast 13 September 2009 in the "Drama on 3" slot.

Edward, preoccupied by the banishment of his lover, Gaveston, barely acknowledges the nascent crises that threaten his realm. Chief among his critics is the morally righteous Mortimer, horrified by the king's criminal lapse of duty and yet able to countenance the further crime of taking arms against his king. As their enmity develops, and Mortimer's political grip tightens, he takes Queen Isabella as a lover, and plots the death of Edward, even after his abdication.

Toby Jones stars as Edward, Patrick Kennedy as Mortimer and Anastasia Hille as Queen Isabella. Produced by Jessica Dromgoole.


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Publisher: BBC Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781408497364
  • File size: 57178 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2010
  • Duration: 01:59:07

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781408497364
  • File size: 57186 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2010
  • Duration: 01:59:06
  • Number of parts: 2

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Drama Fiction

Languages

English

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's notorious portrait of a weak king in thrall to his passions, who pays the ultimate price for choosing his heart over his political responsibilities. Originally broadcast 13 September 2009 in the "Drama on 3" slot.

Edward, preoccupied by the banishment of his lover, Gaveston, barely acknowledges the nascent crises that threaten his realm. Chief among his critics is the morally righteous Mortimer, horrified by the king's criminal lapse of duty and yet able to countenance the further crime of taking arms against his king. As their enmity develops, and Mortimer's political grip tightens, he takes Queen Isabella as a lover, and plots the death of Edward, even after his abdication.

Toby Jones stars as Edward, Patrick Kennedy as Mortimer and Anastasia Hille as Queen Isabella. Produced by Jessica Dromgoole.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    BBC Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781408497364
    File size: 57178 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2010
    Duration: 01:59:07

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781408497364
    File size: 57186 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2010
    Duration: 01:59:06
    Number of parts: 2

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English