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Simpson, Percy 1865-1962

Overview
Works: 183 works in 547 publications in 4 languages and 5,543 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  History  Poetry  Bibliography  Illustrations  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Recipient, Performer
Classifications: PR2602, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Percy Simpson
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1925 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson was the greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries. His fame rests not only on the numerous plays he had written, but on his achievements over three decades as principal masque writer to the early Stuart court, where he had worked in creative, if at times stormy, collaboration with Inigo Jones. One of the most accomplished poets of the age, he was, in fact if not in title, the first Poet Laureate in England. This biography draws on freshly discovered writings by and about Ben Jonson, and locates his work within the social and intellectual contexts of his time, and it depicts a life full of drama. Jonson's early satirical play, The Isle of Dogs, landed him in prison, and brought all theatrical activity in London to a temporary, and very nearly permanent, standstill. He was "almost at the gallows" for killing a fellow actor after a quarrel, and converted to Catholicism while awaiting execution. He supped with the Gunpowder Conspirators on the eve of their planned coup at Westminster. After satirizing the Scots in Eastward Ho! he was imprisoned again, and throughout his career was repeatedly interrogated about plays and poems thought to contain seditious or slanderous material. Throughout this biography, the auithor provides the fullest picture available of Jonson's personal, political, spiritual, and intellectual interests, and he discusses all of Jonson's major poetry and drama, plus some newly discovered works. Jonson emerges from this study as a more complex and volatile character than previously depicted, and as a writer whose work strikingly foresees the modern age
Studies in Elizabethan drama by Percy Simpson ( Book )
27 editions published between 1955 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designs by Inigo Jones for masques & plays at court; a descriptive catalogue of drawings for scenery and costumes mainly in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, K.G by Inigo Jones ( Book )
26 editions published between 1924 and 1966 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespearian punctuation by Percy Simpson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1911 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proof-reading in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Percy Simpson ( Book )
25 editions published between 1935 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Sir John Oldcastle, 1600 by Anthony Munday ( Book )
15 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theme of revenge in Elizabethan tragedy by Percy Simpson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 1978 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fidele and Fortunio, the two Italian gentlemen by Anthony Munday ( Book )
14 editions published between 1909 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The courtier's library, or Catalogus librorum aulicorum incomparabilium et non vendibilium by John Donne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson's Every man in his humour by Ben Jonson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1919 and 1954 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scenes from old playbooks : arranged as an introduction to Shakespeare by Percy Simpson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every man in his humour by Ben Jonson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1919 and 1979 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literary piracy in the Elizabethan Age by Percy Simpson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1948 and 1991 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fedele and Fortunio, the two Italian gentlemen. <Supplement 1933> by Anthony Munday ( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bibliographical study of Shakespeare by Percy Simpson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1923 and 1969 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1927 and 1986 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proof-reading by English authors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Percy Simpson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1928 and 1969 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works by Ben Jonson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1925 and 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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