Catiline His Conspiracy

Catiline His Conspiracy

by Ben Jonson
     
 

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Catiline His Conspiracy is a Jacobean tragedy written by Ben Jonson. It is one of the two Roman tragedies that Jonson hoped would cement his dramatic achievement and reputation, the other being Sejanus His Fall (1603). The play recounts the story of Catiline, the Roman politician and conspirator of the 1st century B.C.
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Catiline His Conspiracy is a Jacobean tragedy written by Ben Jonson. It is one of the two Roman tragedies that Jonson hoped would cement his dramatic achievement and reputation, the other being Sejanus His Fall (1603). The play recounts the story of Catiline, the Roman politician and conspirator of the 1st century B.C.
Ben Jonson was an English playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Foxe (1605), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy (1614), and for his lyric poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I.
Jonson was a classically educated, well-read, and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of unparalleled breadth upon the playwrights and the poets of the Jacobean era (1603-1625) and of the Caroline era (1625-1642).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781515119739
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
813,599
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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