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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

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Sara van den Berg, Martin Butler, Leah S. Marcus, Robert Young, Richard Dutton, David Bevington, Richard Harp, Russ McDonald, Stephen Orgel, James Riddell, John Mulryan, Ian Donaldson, Stanley Stewart, Robert Evans
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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646789

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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.

    • Accessible, up-to-date introduction to the life and works of one of the most central literary figures of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period
    • Offers generous treatment of Jonson's non-dramatic works in addition to expert perspectives on his plays
    • Contributors include premier names in the field of Jonson scholarship
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...intelligently conservative, mistrustful of fads and grandiose gestures, plain but commanding in its use of language, teaching the present with respect for the past--in other words, a very suitable companion for Ben Jonson." Ben Jonson Journal

    "This volume in the Cambridge Companion series is a helpful aid in achieving a truer picture of what [Jonson] was about.... The Cambridge contributors have effectively balanced a review of basic issues and themes with an array of particular insights which will be profitable for further discussion." Sixteenth Century Journal

    "An exemplary student guide." Studies in English Literature

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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646789
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.392kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Richard Harp, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Stanley Stewart, University of California, Riverside

    Contributors

    Sara van den Berg, Martin Butler, Leah S. Marcus, Robert Young, Richard Dutton, David Bevington, Richard Harp, Russ McDonald, Stephen Orgel, James Riddell, John Mulryan, Ian Donaldson, Stanley Stewart, Robert Evans

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