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Ben Jonson: Four Plays

Ben Jonson: Four Plays

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Bringing together four of the most popular and widely studied of Ben Jonson's plays, this anthology focuses on the city comedies for which Jonson is best known today: The Alchemist (edited by Elizabeth Cook), Volpone (edited by Robert N. Watson), Bartholmew Fair (edited by G.R. Hibbard) and Epicoene or The Silent Woman (edited by Roger Holdsworth).

Today Jonson's works are widely considered to be amongst the best produced in his period. The new introduction by Robert N. Watson explores the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as providing a guide to the language, characters and themes. On-page commentary notes gloss the text in greater detail, making this the ideal edition for study and classroom use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408179628
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Series: New Mermaids
Pages: 744
Sales rank: 912,300
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Robert N. Watson is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles, USA, and is a leading scholar of early modern drama.

Table of Contents

Further Reading
The Alchemist
Bartholmew Fair
Epicoene or The Silent Woman
Notes on the Texts

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