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The complete works of Ben Jonson published for the first time in 60 years
The complete works of Ben Jonson have not been published since 1952, and now an international team of experts has created The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (7 Volume Set).
Jonson is best known as a playwright of comedies (Volpone, Every Man in his Humour, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair), which are still regularly performed. He was also a poet, prose writer, and author of Jacobean court masques.
The son of a bricklayer and a man of immense learning, Jonson was also a contemporary of Shakespeare. Much more is known about Jonson, because he prepared his own writings for publication, annotated them with marginal notes and produced a huge Folio in 1616.
The Cambridge Edition contains Jonson's complete writings, uniquely arranged chronologically for the first time, providing a clear sense of the shape, scale and variety of his work.
All of the texts are accompanied by detailed introductions, commentary, collations, and accounts of the texts, informed by the most recent scholarship. The edition is richly illustrated with portraits, maps, and costume and set designs.
Martin Butler, Co-Editor, said: "Jonson had one of the busiest and most impactful careers of any English Renaissance writer. By presenting his works in modern spelling and chronological sequence, the Cambridge Edition lets their wonderful richness and complexity shine through, making him fully accessible again to modern readers and performers"
For a more information about The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (7 Volume Set) click here.
Monday, 6 August 2012
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