The Selected Plays of Ben Jonson Volume 2

The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair, The New Inn, A Tale of a Tub Ben Jonson, Johanna Procter, Martin Butler. ' Dramatic and moral energy in Ben ... A Celebration of Ben Jonson ( Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 1973 ) , pp .

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521318424

Category: Drama

Page: 556

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The Alchemist is a major satire on folly and greed.

Ben Jonson

BLISSETT, W., PATRICK, J. and VAN FOSSEN, R. W. (eds), A Celebration of Ben Jonson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973. BRADY, JENNIFER and HERENDEEN, W. H. (eds), Ben Jonson's 1616 Folio. Newark: University of Delaware Press, ...

Author: Richard Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317893745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Interest in Ben Jonson is higher today than at any time since his death. This new collection offers detailed readings of all the major plays - Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair - and the poems. It also provides significant insights into the court masques and the later plays which have only recently been rediscovered as genuinely engaging stage pieces.

Ben Jonson

But Jonson at least used it throughout his career, in plays written for a variety of companies. 4 See D. F. McKenzie, '“The Staple of News” and the Late Plays', A Celebration of Ben Jonson, ed. William Blissett, Julian Patrick and R. W. ...

Author: Alexander Leggatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315304892

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a single coherent body of work. We see Jonson exploring the relations between culture and society, the difficulties of ideal virtue in a far from ideal world, and above all the problems of art itself. Combining a wide-ranging discussion of Jonson’s interests with a detailed examination of his major works, this book provides a balanced critical introduction to one of the most complex and fascinating figures in English Literature.

Volpone Or the Fox

104 Cf. Harry Levin , ' Jonson's Metempsychosis ' , P.Q. , XXII ( 1943 ) , 231-9 . Jonson owned and underlined a Greek - Latin text of Pythagoras . 105 Cf. Jonas Barish , Jonson and the Loathéd Stage ' , A Celebration of Ben Jonson ...

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719030935

Category: Drama

Page: 358

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The most thoroughly investigated edition of Volpone to date

Ben Jonson Renaissance Dramatist

Barish, Jonas A. (1973b), Jonson and the Loathed Stage', in William Blissett, Julian Patrick and R. W. Van Fossen (eds), A Celebration of Ben Jonson, Toronto: Toronto University Press, pp. 30–46. — (1981), The Anti-theatrical Prejudice, ...

Author: Sean McEvoy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748629916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This new guide to the English renaissance's most erudite and yet most street-wise dramatist strongly asserts the theatrical brilliance of his greatest plays in performance, then and now.The book integrates all of Jonson's major plays into the milieu of the turbulent years which produced them, and analyses the way each work examines the issues and challenges of those years: money, power, sex, crime, identity, gender, the theatre itself. It offers a lucid guide to the competing critical views of a playwright who is far more than the obverse of his friend and rival William Shakespeare, and it explains in detail how the undoubted power and energy of these plays in modern performance should be the touchstone of their quality to both critic and reader. The plays discussed include the early Comedies, the Roman Tragedies (Sejanus and Catiline), Volpone, Epicoene, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair and The Devil is an Ass.

American and British Poetry

72 99 JONSON , BEN " A Celebration of Charis " R. V. LECLERCQ . “ The Reciprocal Harmony of Jonson's ' A Celebration of Charis , Texas Studies in Literature and Language 16 ( 4 ) , Winter 1975 , 627-50 . ARTHUR F. Marotti .

Author: Harriet Semmes Alexander

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719017068

Category: American poetry

Page: 486

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Painted Faces on the Renaissance Stage

“ Ben Jonson , " in Essays on Elizabethan Drama ( New York : Harcourt , Brace & World , 1956 ) , 70-71 , 80-82 . 2. G. R. Hibbard , " Ben Jonson and Human Nature , " in A Celebration of Ben Jonson , ed .

Author: Annette Drew-Bear

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838752306

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 139

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This is the first book to show how the painted face functioned as theatrical signal in Renaissance drama. Explaining the connection between red, white, and black makeup and sexual sin, devilish seduction, and poison, Annette Drew-Bear surveys how Renaissance dramatists used face-paint in tragedy to express a wide range of social, political, and sexual corruption. She also shows that in Renaissance comedy, playwrights exploited the many bawdy meanings of fucus, or cosmetic paint, to dramatize that "theres knauery in dawbing."

Dramatic Form in Shakespeare and the Jacobeans

A Celebration of Ben Jonson (Toronto, 1973); Malcolm Kiniry, 'Jacobean comedy and the acquisitive grasp', in Maurice Charney (ed.), Comedy: New Perspectives (New York, 1978). The lines of my own argument in this article have been ...

Author: Leo Salingar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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A collection of essays concerned with aspects of dramatic form in works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe

10 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 Johnson, Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), ... Plays,' in William Blisset et al., eds., A Celebration of Ben Jonson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973), 83–128.

Author: Sabrina Alcorn Baron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134630745

Category: History

Page: 320

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In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this book is the first to bring this work together into a comprehensive and comparative survey.

The Magnetic Lady

Ben Jonson David Bevington, Peter Happe, Richard Dutton, Alison Findlay, Helen Ostovich. SHAKESPEARE Cor . ... Celebration W. Blisset , J. Patrick and R. W. Van Fossen ( eds ) , A Celebration of Ben Jonson ( Toronto , 1973 ) .

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719048893

Category: Drama

Page: 237

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This is the first fully annotated edition of Ben Jonson's The Magnetic Lady, written in 1632. The introduction places the play in the context of Jonson's later dramatic and poetic works and discusses the political context of the Caroline court. A performance history of the play and fresh material relating to its 17th-century reception are also provided. This new edition by Peter Happè reappraises Jonson's much-neglected play and argues for its recognition as a work of real distinction.

The Devil Is An Ass

Ben Jonson Peter Happe ... Patronage M. G. Brennan , Literary Patronage in the English Renaissance ( London , 1988 ) . Celebration W. Blisset , J. Patrick , and R. W. Van Fossen ( eds ) , A Celebration of Ben Jonson ( Toronto , 1973 ) .

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719030900

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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This edition contains an introduction which looks at the special place of the play in Jonson's own life, his interest in London, the theatrical setting of the play and its sources and analogues. It also includes critical and explanatory commentaries and a glossarial index.

Ben Jonson

J. A. Barish has recently reminded us of Miss Ellis - Fermor's extraordinary remark that ' at no time did [ Jonson ] dramatize himself and it was only with some difficulty that he dramatized anything else ' ( quoted in A Celebration of ...

Author: George A. E. Parfitt

Publisher: London : Dent

ISBN: UOM:39015002190554

Category: Privacy in literature

Page: 181

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Ben Jonson s Theatrical Republics

Not surprisingly, the term 'carnivalesque' is often evoked in these literary critical constructions: Jonson's 'celebration' of lower-class, frequently 'grotesque', social interactions is seen in quasi-utopian, sub-Bakhtinian terms as a ...

Author: J. Sanders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230389441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This timely book challenges conventional critical wisdom about the work of Ben Jonson. Looking in particular at his Jacobean and Caroline plays, it explores his engagement with concepts of republicanism. Julie Sanders investigates notions of community in Jonson's stage worlds - his 'theatrical republics' - and reveals a Jonson to contrast with the traditional image of the writer as conservative, absolutist, misogynist, and essentially 'anti-theatrical'. The Jonson presented here is a positive celebrant of the social and political possibilities of theatre.

Ben Jonson and Self love

Kamholtz , Jonathan Z. “ Ben Jonson's Epigrammes and Poetic Occasions . ... “ Ben Jonson's Green World : Structure and Imaginative Unity in The Forrest . ... In A Celebration of Ben Jonson , edited by William Blissett , et al .

Author: Robert Edward Wiltenburg


ISBN: UOM:39015016978127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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Despite an inauspicious origin as the adopted son of a London bricklayer and such misadventures as imprisonment for murder, Ben Jonson rose to prominence in England's literary scene at the beginning of the 17th century. Even in an age of versatile literary figures, Jonson's life as actor, playwright, poet, critic, translator and scholar was a remarkable one.