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The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson
7 Volume Set

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Anne Barton, David Bevington, Karen Britland, Derek Britton, Colin Burrow, Martin Butler, Tom Cain, Hugh Craig, Katharine Craik, John Creaser, Ian Donaldson, Richard Dutton, Inga-Stina Ewbank, David Gants, Eugene Giddens, Suzanne Gossett, Peter Happé, Peter Holland, Lorna Hutson, Gabriele Bernhard Jackson, W. David Kay, James Knowles, David Lindley, Tom Lockwood, Joseph Loewenstein, Randall Martin, Robert Miola, Helen Ostovich, Anthony Parr, Eric Rasmussen, Julie Sanders, William Sherman, Matthew Steggle
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521782463

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  • The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson presents Jonson's complete writings in the light of current editorial thinking and recent scholarly interpretation and discovery. It provides a clear sense of the shape, scale, and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon, including plays, court masques and entertainments, poems, prose works and letters. The texts, which are edited in modern spelling, appear in chronological sequence. They have been freshly established from a comprehensive survey of manuscripts and printed sources. Each is accompanied by an introduction containing essential information about its date, sources, and interpretation and is supported by detailed on-page commentary and collation. The Edition presents Jonson's texts in a form which combines thoroughness of explanation with readability. It explicates his works fully in the light of modern scholarship, making them accessible to students, scholars, theatrical practitioners, and anyone wishing to explore the work of Shakespeare's great contemporary.

    • Features extensive textual commentaries and annotations, modernized spelling and informative introductions, to help make Jonson's works accessible to the modern reader
    • Contains Jonson's complete writings, arranged to correspond chronologically to Jonson's career, providing a clear sense of the shape, scale and variety of the playwright's work
    • An electronic edition is in development for launch in 2013
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    Reviews & endorsements

    “… [a] formidable enterprise … There would have to be either a transformation of our mental world beyond present imagination, or some sensational textual discovery before anyone could think it necessary to edit Jonson again.”
    The London Review of Books

    "You can turn from Shakespeare to Jonson the way you can from Michelangelo to Titian: it is a totally different imaginative universe but one of great grandeur. The new Cambridge Jonson is a treasure-house. It should be snapped up by every library worthy of the name."
    The Weekend Australian

    "Finally it can be affirmed, both with approval and with a hint of irony, that in its project of replacing the Oxford Edition the new Cambridge Jonson undoubtedly succeeds."
    John Jowett, Cahiers Elisabethains

    "The combined forces of thirty leading scholars in drama, poetry, textual criticism and manuscript studies have resulted in the best edition of a Renaissance dramatist in our time. And with a complementary electronic edition in production, three times the size of these seven handsome volumes, Cambridge has done Jonson proud."
    Brian Vickers, Times Literary Supplement

    "… a cause for celebration …"
    Andrew Hadfield, Daily Telegraph

    "… a remarkable feat of cooperative scholarship: this edition gathers contributions from a team of thirty scholars, including Electronic Editor David Gants and Associate Editors Karen Britland and Eugene Giddens. Jonson lived in an extraordinary age. His work, as much as his life, expressed its variousness, danger, energy, and ambition. Here it all is. He would have been delighted."
    Lisa Gorton, Australian Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521782463
    • length: 5224 pages
    • dimensions: 333 x 256 x 186 mm
    • weight: 9.7kg
    • contains: 135 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Contributors
    2. Alphabetical listing of the contents
    3. Index of titles and first lines of the poems
    4. Maps and illustrations
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. General introduction The General Editors
    7. Life of Ben Jonson Ian Donaldson
    8. Actors, companies, and playhouses David Bevington
    9. The Court Masque Martin Butler
    10. Masquers and Tilter Martin Butler
    11. The printing and publishing of Ben Jonson's works David L. Gants and Tom Lockwood
    12. Abbreviations and common forms of citation
    13. Sigla used in the collations
    14. The complete works in seven volumes
    15. Bibliography Eugene Giddens, Karen Britland, Peter Culhane and Christopher Burlinson.

  • Author

    Ben Jonson

    Editors

    David Bevington, University of Chicago
    David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

    Martin Butler, University of Leeds
    Martin Butler is Professor of English Renaissance Drama at the University of Leeds.

    Ian Donaldson, Australian National University, Canberra
    Ian Donaldson is Director in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra.

    Contributors

    Anne Barton, David Bevington, Karen Britland, Derek Britton, Colin Burrow, Martin Butler, Tom Cain, Hugh Craig, Katharine Craik, John Creaser, Ian Donaldson, Richard Dutton, Inga-Stina Ewbank, David Gants, Eugene Giddens, Suzanne Gossett, Peter Happé, Peter Holland, Lorna Hutson, Gabriele Bernhard Jackson, W. David Kay, James Knowles, David Lindley, Tom Lockwood, Joseph Loewenstein, Randall Martin, Robert Miola, Helen Ostovich, Anthony Parr, Eric Rasmussen, Julie Sanders, William Sherman, Matthew Steggle

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