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Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

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Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

486 editions published between 1607 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 6,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Venetian man attracts several would-be heirs
The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

427 editions published between 1196 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alchemist is a sublimely accomplished satirical farce about dreams of self-refinement: people want to transform themselves into something nobler, richer, more powerful, and more virile just as base metal was touted to be transformed into gold in the alchemical process. First performed in 1610 and set in the same contemporary London time period, the plot revolves around scheming con artists during their master's absence from the house. Face, Subtle and Doll Common dupe a series of "customers" whose desire for aggrandizement leads them to believe in the existence of the fabled "Philosopher's Stone". As their equipment boils over and blows up in the offstage kitchen, so their plot heats up and is exploded by the skeptical Surly and the arrival of their master who quietly pockets their proceeds and marries the rich widow to boot. The play is generally considered Ben Jonson's best comedy, deftly exposing human foible and foolishness to mockery and has continued to thrive in stage productions."--Publisher's description
Every man in his humor by Ben Jonson( Book )

352 editions published between 1600 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the 1601 quarto version of Ben Jonson's play, set in Florence. The text is edited and modernised, and instead of endorsing the folio version as the superior play, the introduction seeks to understand this version on its own terms
Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson( Book )

177 editions published between 1631 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the world's greatest plays - Jonson's Bartholomew Fair. It is considered to be his most ambitious and flamboyant comedy
Sejanus by Ben Jonson( Book )

97 editions published between 1605 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emperor Tiberius raises a statue to honour Sejanus, unaware that his right-hand man is ruthlessly working his way to the top destroying everyone in his path. No one can stop him, but his all is inevitable."--Jacket
The complete plays of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

68 editions published between 1910 and 1981 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicoene; or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )

90 editions published between 1616 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is part of the 'New Mermaids' series of modern spelling, fully-annotated editions of English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the play
The staple of news by Ben Jonson( Book )

61 editions published between 1631 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson and the cavalier poets; authoritative texts, criticism by Hugh Maclean( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an abundant and representative selection of the verse of Ben Jonson and the Cavalier poets
Five plays by Ben Jonson( Book )

71 editions published between 1739 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Poetaster by Ben Jonson( Book )

55 editions published between 1602 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ancient Rome, "Poetaster" offers one of the first and most subtle statements in English of the Augustan cultural ideal. Jonson contrasts Augustus' wise rule with an English polity dominated by malice, intrigue and envy
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

82 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epigrams - The Forrest
Every man out of his humour by Ben Jonson( Book )

75 editions published between 1600 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who think happiness is to be found in fame and material fortune. Cynical depictions of urban greed, aggression, violence, misogyny, sexuality, education, conflicts of family, class and gender, commercial and personal risk-taking, all have dynamic places in the play's whirl of activity, through which Jonson exposes the importance of seeing and judging the world as it is and not being duped by its pretences. Jonson helped form English satirical drama with this play in 1599, and its popularity spearheaded a whole new movement in the writing of comedy as social critique."--Jacket
The poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

62 editions published between 1810 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every man in his humour. : a comedy. by Ben Jonson( Book )

75 editions published between 1752 and 1988 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Shakespeare by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson : a collection of critical essays by Jonas A Barish( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of the Elizabethan's plays, masques, and poems
 
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ג'ונסון, בן 1573-1637

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존슨, 벤 1572-1637

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The alchemistEvery man in his humorBartholomew FairSejanusEpicoene; or, The silent womanThe staple of newsEastward hoBen Jonson and the cavalier poets; authoritative texts, criticism