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Ben Jonson and theatre : performance, practice, and theory

Author: Richard Allen Cave; Elizabeth Schafer; Brian Woolland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays examines the Jonson canon from the viewpoint of the theatre practitioner. Bridging the divide between theory & practice it shows how his drama operates in performance and includes discussion with practitioners.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Named Person: Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Cave; Elizabeth Schafer; Brian Woolland
ISBN: 0415179807 9780415179805 0415179815 9780415179812 9780203981375 0203981375
OCLC Number: 39368464
Notes: "This book has grown out of a conference held at Reading University in January 1996"--P. [xiii].
Description: xiv, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who is Lovewit? What is he? / Andrew Gurr --
Script and performance ; Visualizing Jonson's text ; Designing for Jonson's plays ; Acting in Jonson--
a conversation with John Nettles and Simon Russell-Beale ; Directing Jonson / Richard Cave --
First encounters / Brian Woolland --
Jonson as Shakespeare's Other / Mick Jardine --
Contradictions ; Gift of silence / Brian Woolland --
Daughters of Ben / Elizabeth Schafer --
'Twill fit the players yet' : women and theatre in Jonson's late plays / Julie Sanders --
Jonson down under : an Australian Alchemist / Elizabeth Schafer.
Responsibility: [edited by] Richard Cave, Elizabeth Schafer, Brian Woolland.
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