Poetaster / Edition 1

Poetaster / Edition 1

by Ben Jonson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719016371

ISBN-13: 9780719016370

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Set in Ancient Rome, "Poetaster" offers one of the first and most subtle statements in English of the Augustan cultural ideal. Jonson contrasts Augustus' wise rule with an English polity dominated (like the stage) by malice, intrigue and envy. This text examines these different strands so skilfully interwoven by Jonson, and argues for a reassessment of

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Set in Ancient Rome, "Poetaster" offers one of the first and most subtle statements in English of the Augustan cultural ideal. Jonson contrasts Augustus' wise rule with an English polity dominated (like the stage) by malice, intrigue and envy. This text examines these different strands so skilfully interwoven by Jonson, and argues for a reassessment of "Poetaster" as one of the most ideologically interesting of all early modern plays. The accompanying explanatory notes guide the reader through the personal and political illusions which gave the play its immediate satirical impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719016370
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Revels Plays Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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