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Edward II (1991) Poster

(1991)

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Edward II: My father is deceased. Come Gaveston, and share the kingdom with thy dearest friend.

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Edward II: I here create thee Lord High Chamberlain, Chief Secretary to the State and me, Earl of Cornwall, King and Lord of Man.

Piers Gaveston: My Lord, these titles far exceed my worth.

Edward II: Thy worth sweet friend is far above my gifts. And therefore to equal it, receive my heart.

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Mortimer: Madam, how fares your grace?

Isabella: Ah, Mortimer, now breaks the king's hate forth, and he confesseth that he loves me not.

Mortimer: Cry quittance, madam, then, and love not him.

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Bishop: Why should you love him whom the world hates so?

Edward II: Because he loves me more than all the world.

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Mortimer: Monster of men. Look for no other fortune, wretch, than death.

Piers Gaveston: I thank you all my lords. Here I perceive that heading is one, and hanging is the other, and death is all.

[Gaveston is killed]

Mortimer: Come, let thy shadow parley with King Edward.

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Prince Edward: Why should you love him whom the world hates so?

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Mortimer: This tattered ensign of my ancestors, which swept the desert shore of that dead sea whereof we got the name of Mortimer, I will advance and ring aloud the knell of Gaveston.

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Mortimer: Base Fortune, now I see that in thy wheel there is a point to which when men aspire; they tumble headlong down. That point I touch'd, and seeing there was no place to mount up higher why should I grieve at my declining fall?

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Piers Gaveston: Farewell, base stooping to the lordly peers: my knee shall bow to none but to the King. As for the multitude, that are but sparks raked up in embers of their poverty... fuck 'em.

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[last lines]

Edward II: But what are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day? I know not, but of this I am assured, that death ends all, and I can die but once. Come, death, and with thy fingers close mine eyes, or if I live, let me forget myself...

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