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Between theater and philosophy : skepticism in the major city comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton

Author: Mathew R Martin
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2001.
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"Between Theater and Philosophy studies the aggressive, restless, and critical skepticism of the major city comedies of early modern English dramatists Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton. The book places the city comedies in the context of the battle between theater and philosophy declared by Plato's expulsion of theater from his ideal republic."--BOOK JACKET.
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Martin, Mathew R., 1970-
Between theater and philosophy.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2001
(OCoLC)606575097
Named Person: Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew R Martin
ISBN: 087413739X 9780874137392
OCLC Number: 45314540
Description: 191 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Theater's Janus Face --
1. Volpone and the Dystopian Turn of Utopian Discourse --
2. "[B]egot between tirewomen and tailors": Commodified Self-Fashioning in Michaelmas Term --
3. Epicoene and Knowing by Tradition --
4. The Rise of Homo economicus in A Trick to Catch the Old One --
5. Play and Plague in the Alchemist --
6. Paradox, Wonder, and the Reproduction of Patriarchy in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside --
7. Skeptical Laughter in the Brave New World of Bartholomew Fair.
Responsibility: Mathew R. Martin.

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"Between Theater and Philosophy studies the aggressive, restless, and critical skepticism of the major city comedies of early modern English dramatists Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton. The book places the city comedies in the context of the battle between theater and philosophy declared by Plato's expulsion of theater from his ideal republic."--BOOK JACKET.

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