236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 in
January 29, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521641136
ISBN - 13: 9780521641135
Table of Contents
Chronology of Jonson's life and dates of works; 1. True relation: the life and career of Ben Jonson Sara van den Berg; 2. Jonson's London and its theatres Martin Butler; 3. The court Leah S. Marcus; 4. Learning Robert Young; 5. Satiric styles Richard Dutton; 6. The major comedies David Bevington; 7. Late plays Richard Harp; 8. Jonson and Shakespeare Russ McDonald; 9. Jonson and the arts Stephen Orgel; 10. The folio of 1616 James Riddell; 11. Classicism John Mulryan; 12. Poetry Ian Donaldson; 13. Jonson's criticism Stanley Stewart; 12. The critical heritage Robert Evans.
From the Publisher
Ben Jonson is, in many ways, the figure of greatest centrality to literary study of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period. He wrote in virtually every literary genre: in drama, comedy, tragedy and masque; in poetry, epigram, and lyric; in prose, literary criticism and English grammar. This Companion brings together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an accessible, up-to-date introduction to Jonson's life and works. It represents an invaluable guide to current critical perspectives, providing generous coverage not only of his plays but also his non dramatic works.
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