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Five Plays
     

Five Plays

by Ben Jonson, G. A. Wilkes (Editor)
 

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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

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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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"This a handy edition for teacher and student."—Robert C. Steensma, University of Utah

"This is the right selection, balanced intelligently. The accompanying information is useful and appropriate."—Dorothy H. Jacobs, University of Rhode Island

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192839442
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
ANNOTATED
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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