The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 11/30/2000
EAN 9780521646789, ISBN10: 0521646782

Paperback, 236 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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, epistle and lyric; in prose, literary criticism and English grammar. He became the most visible poet of his age, honored more than even William Shakespeare, and his dramatic works, in particular his major comedies, continue to be performed today. This Companion brings together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an accessible and 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. The volume is informed by the latest development in Jonson scholarship and will therefore appeal to scholars and teachers as well as newcomers to his work.

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.