The Cambridge Companion To Ben Jonson

Hardcover | January 29, 2001

EditorRichard Harp, Stanley Stewart

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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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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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 29, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0521641136

ISBN - 13:9780521641135

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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.

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"An exemplary student guide." Studies in English Literature