Ben Jonson: A Sourcebook

Ben Jonson: A Sourcebook

by James Loxley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415222281

ISBN-13: 9780415222280

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Next to Shakespeare, Ben Jonson is perhaps the most widely studied Renaissance dramatist. Very few students of literature or drama would not encounter Volpone or Bartholomew Fair in the course of their studies, and there has been a recent resurgence of interest in Epicoene, or the Silent Women among gender theorists. As part of the Complete

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Overview

Next to Shakespeare, Ben Jonson is perhaps the most widely studied Renaissance dramatist. Very few students of literature or drama would not encounter Volpone or Bartholomew Fair in the course of their studies, and there has been a recent resurgence of interest in Epicoene, or the Silent Women among gender theorists. As part of the Complete Critical Guide series, this volume offers the broadest range of information on Jonson and his works, from background on contexts to details of recent interpretations of his plays. A must for students of the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415222280
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and referencing
Introduction1
Pt. ILife and Contexts3
aIntroduction5
bJonson's cities5
cHumanism and education8
d1572-159710
eTheatre, commerce and the law12
f1597-160116
gReligion, government and rebellion18
hFriends, patrons and rivals: 1601-160623
iTowards laureateship: 1606-161628
jA Jacobean summer: 1616-162531
kReturning to the stage: 1625-163733
Pt. IIWork37
aIntroduction39
bWorks39
cLoose ends and false starts: The Case is Altered and Every Man in His Humour42
dTheatres of judgement: Every Man Out of His Humour, Cynthia's Revels, Poetaster48
eWords as deeds: Sejanus and Catiline57
fObjects of desire: Eastward Ho! Volpone and Epicene66
gUnreal city: The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair79
hThe shock of the new: The Devil is an Ass and The Staple of News89
iLast plays: The New Inn, The Magnetic Lady and A Tale of a Tub93
jThe next deed: non-dramatic verse and prose100
kPresent occasions: Jonson's masques115
Pt. IIICriticism123
aIntroduction125
bOn not being Shakespeare125
cClassicism131
dTheatricality and anti-theatricality137
eLoose and gathered selves143
fAuthorial selves146
gAuthority and authorship155
hDramatic works: ethics, politics and history161
iDramatic works: carnival166
jDramatic works: gender and sexuality175
kDramatic works: government and community181
lPoetry: discrimination in history187
mMysteries and occasions: masques197
Chronolgy207
Bibliography209
Index217

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