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Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Works: 3,724 works in 12,101 publications in 19 languages and 223,601 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry  Satire  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Fiction 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Other, Honoree, Attributed name, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee, Recipient, Composer, Originator, Adapter, Illustrator, Arranger
Classifications: PR2605, 822.3
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The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

819 editions published between 1196 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 9,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the most thoroughly investigated edition of Volpone to date, based on a wider collation of the 1607 quarto and 1616 folio versions than was previously possible. It calls into question several accepted textual conclusions." "The introduction sets Volpone in the context of Jonson's career at the time of writing and introduces new material on its relation to the Reynard beast epic and the commedia dell'arte. Ambiguities in the play are discussed with reference to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of the Golden Age. The modernised text is accompanied by full commentary, notes and illustrations. The appendices include a discussion by John Cutts of the original music, passages translated from the original sources and analogues, and a full record of the play's modern stage history, its many adaptations, and its transformations into opera, musical comedy, film and television."--Jacket
Every man in his humor by Ben Jonson( Book )

472 editions published between 1600 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,872 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 )

158 editions published between 1631 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,915 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
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

206 editions published between 1607 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volpone tells of a magnifico of Venice with no wife or children to whom to leave his fortune. The prospect of such wealth invites to his house an assortment of greedy hopefuls, ready to prostitute any ideals in the pursuit of money. Volpone's parasite, Mosca, assists him in milking these pretenders as they deserve. When Volpone and Mosca practice their schemes on innocent victims, however, the play turns in a more unpredictable direction and ends in a series of surprises. Subplot figures enrich the narrative of satirical exposure of greed, and the play is wildly comic in its depiction of plotting and counter-plotting." "In this edition by two distinguished scholars, an introduction discusses the significance of this formative and brilliant play. Detailed commentary is provided on meanings of difficult words, lines, references, and the like. The edition is designed for classroom use in both schools and colleges as well as for the more general reader in search of the best of Renaissance drama."--Jacket
The complete plays of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

110 editions published between 1910 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

126 editions published between 1616 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epicene is now one of the most widely studied of Johnson's plays. Brilliantly exploiting the Jacobean convention whereby boys played female roles, it satirises the newly fashionable, and sexually ambiguous world of the West End of London, where courtly wit rubs shoulders with commercial values." "This authoritative new edition is based on a thorough re-examination of the earliest texts. The introduction analyses the play as originally written for the newly formed Children of the Queen's Revels, and performed at the little-known Whitefriars Theatre. Dutton discusses the composition of the play, which took place during a critical period in Jonson's life and career, where he was established as the principal writer of entertainments at the court. His relationships at the time with ambitious with such as John Donne, Sir Edward Herbert and the actor Nathan Field are examined as models for the principal characters."--Jacket
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

157 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together four of the most popular and widely studied of Ben Jonson''s plays, this anthology focuses on the city comedies for which Jonson is best known today: The Alchemist (edited by Elizabeth Cook), Volpone (edited by Robert N. Watson), Bartholmew Fair (edited by G.R. Hibbard) and Epicoene or The Silent Woman (edited by Roger Holdsworth). Today Jonson''s works are widely considered to be amongst the best produced in his period. The new introduction by Robert N. Watson explores the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as providing a guide to
The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sejanus his fall by Ben Jonson( Book )

69 editions published between 1604 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 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
Poetaster by Ben Jonson( Book )

76 editions published between 1601 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 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
The staple of news by Ben Jonson( Book )

50 editions published between 1631 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )

85 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catiline his conspiracy by Ben Jonson( Book )

83 editions published between 1611 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicoene by Ben Jonson( Book )

81 editions published between 1616 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Ben Jonson; with notes critical and explanatory, and a biographical memoir by Ben Jonson( Book )

180 editions published between 1756 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

72 editions published between 1810 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Johnson's jests : or the wit's pocket companion. Being a new collection of the most ingenious jests by Ben Jonson( )

79 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson's plays and masques : texts of the plays and masques, Jonson on his work, contemporary readers on Jonson, criticism by Ben Jonson( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the annotated texts of three plays and three masques by Ben Jonson, and includes a selection of backgrounds and sources
(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Every man in his humorBartholomew FairVolponeEpicoene; or, The silent womanBen JonsonSejanus his fallPoetasterThe staple of news