"This is the right selection, balanced intelligently. The accompanying information is useful and appropriate."Dorothy H. Jacobs, University of Rhode Island
Five Playsby Ben Jonson, G. A. Wilkes (Editor)
The five plays in this collection represent the complexity of Jonson's art as a playwright. 'Every Man In His Humor', represents the high point of the 'humors' comedy with which Jonson is always associated. 'Sejanus', is an experiment in tragedy on classical principles. 'Volpone' and 'The Alchemist' are Jonsons most distinctive comedies set among a world of rogues and dissemblers. 'Bartholomew Fair' is more tolerant of human weakness as it is more relaxed in form, and is now perhaps the most attractive of Jonson's plays.
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