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Edward II by Bertolt Brecht

By Bertolt Brecht

Here's publicly provided the heritage of the not easy reign of Edward II, King of britain, and his lamentable demise.
Also the fortune and finish of his favourite, Gaveston.
Further, the careworn destiny of Queen Anne.
Likewise the increase and fall of the good earl, Roger Mortimer; all of which occurred in England, mainly in London, 600 years in the past.

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Brother tears brother's flesh crying : St. George! Army bites into army like a pair Of salamanders intertwined in struggle. England's villages bum in England's name. Toward evening, in the swamp, among drowning Catapults, where Gaveston was taken, Report would have it Lord Arundel fell. Then rain came down. A sound of skirmishing Rent the night air. The king was cold but not Downhearted. Our position is not bad Unless the peers have taken Boroughbridge During the night. Today's decisive . For Gaveston The peers have promised to send him to us .

Dip him in, Gaveston, and wash His face. Barber your foe with gutter water! KENT : 0 brother, don't lay violent hands on him! He'll make a protest at St. Peter's throne! EDWARD : Give him his life. Take his money and holdings. You be the abbot. That one there is banished. ABBOT : God will get back at you, King Edward! EDWARD : But, before he does, run, Danny, get your hands On all the Abbot's money and his lands! GAVESTON : What's a parson doing anyway with such a home? Mismanagement under King Edward's rule in the years 1307-1 3 1 2 .

Off, with YOUNG EDWARD. Enter a SOLDIER. SOLDIER : The peers answer: "We've taken B oroughbridge. The battle's done. " EDWARD : Good.

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