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The filmmaker Derek Jarman adapted the Marlowe play into a film increating a postmodern pastiche of the original, depicting Edward as a strong, explicitly homosexual leader, ultimately overcome by powerful enemies. Derek Jarman. The Greatest Traitor: Here, as elsewhere, the evidence seems ambiguous, and to lend itself equally well to either a homosexual relationship or an adoptive brotherhood.
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