The Resource Jonson, four comedies, edited by Helen Ostovich

Jonson, four comedies, edited by Helen Ostovich

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Jonson, four comedies
Title
Jonson, four comedies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helen Ostovich
Title variation
  • Jonson, 4 comedies
  • Four comedies
  • Ben Jonson four comedies
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places these works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. Its purpose is to revise attitudes towards Jonson's plays, once considered densely intellectual and verbal, by demonstrating their stage-worthiness and physical immediacy. The annotations attempt to recreate the audience's perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious theatricality of characters and scenes, and the vivid colloquialisms of early modern London that give the dialogue a heightened dimension of reality. Brief introductions to each play discuss the local settings, sources, theatre history and further readings. The full general introduction includes a biography of Jonson, a full chronology of the plays and masques, and separate essays on each play, dealing particularly with Jonson's satirical treatments of trends and shams of the day, whether political, social, commercial, or spiritual. The changing roles of women in the period come under particular scrutiny. This text is intended to help students, graduate and undergraduate, see Jonson as he was seen by his contemporaries, the most influential and controversial playwright of the seventeenth century."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1573?-1637
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonson, Ben
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2602
LC item number
.O86 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ostovich, Helen
Label
Jonson, four comedies, edited by Helen Ostovich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 689-696)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volpone, or The fox -- Epicone, or The silent woman -- The Alchemist -- Bartholomew fair
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 696 pages
Isbn
9780582070660
Isbn Type
(PPR)
Lccn
96002274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34149852
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149852
Label
Jonson, four comedies, edited by Helen Ostovich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 689-696)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volpone, or The fox -- Epicone, or The silent woman -- The Alchemist -- Bartholomew fair
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 696 pages
Isbn
9780582070660
Isbn Type
(PPR)
Lccn
96002274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34149852
  • (OCoLC)ocm34149852

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