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Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Works: 3,958 works in 11,402 publications in 12 languages and 213,466 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  History 
Roles: Librettist, Translator, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Attributed name, Creator, Dedicatee, Composer, Recipient, Adapter, Originator, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: PR2631, 822.3
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The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )
253 editions published between 1612 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 6,093 libraries worldwide
An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country, leaving his house under the sole charge of his butler, Jeremy. Jeremy uses the opportunity given to him to use the house as the headquarters for fraudulent acts. He transforms himself into 'Captain Face', and enlists the aid of Subtle, a fellow conman and Dol Common, a prostitute
Every man in his humor by Ben Jonson( Book )
419 editions published between 1600 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 5,172 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
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )
153 editions published between 1616 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,949 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
Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson( Book )
95 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,733 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 : or, The fox by Ben Jonson( Book )
224 editions published between 1607 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,200 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."--BOOK JACKET
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
116 editions published between 1893 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 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
Poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( file )
43 editions published between 1810 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
Essay on Shakespeare by Ben Jonson( file )
in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( file )
in English and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )
40 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 1,110 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 982 libraries worldwide
This volume offers an abundant and representative selection of the verse of Ben Jonson and the Cavalier poets
Catiline his conspiracy by Ben Jonson( Book )
83 editions published between 1611 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 libraries worldwide
The complete plays of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
29 editions published between 1910 and 1963 in English and German and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Elizabethan drama by Charles William Eliot( Book )
8 editions published between 1910 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Five plays by Ben Jonson( Book )
52 editions published between 1739 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 libraries worldwide
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Epicoene; or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )
42 editions published between 1616 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 854 libraries worldwide
The complete masques by Ben Jonson( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Sejanus by Ben Jonson( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Poems [of] Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
33 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
B. J. (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637
B. J., ca 1572-1637
Ben-Johnson 1573-1637
Ben-Jonhson 1573-1637
Ben Jonson
Ben-Jonson 1573-1637
Dzhonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
Džonson, Ben 1573-1637
Ionson, Ben, 1573?-1637
Ionsonius, Ben.
J., B. 1573-1637
J., B. (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637
J., B., ca 1572-1637
Johnson, Ben.
Johnson, Ben, 1573?-1637
Johnson, Ben, ca 1572-1637
Johnson, Beniamin 1573-1637
Johnson, Benjamin 1573-1637
Jonson, ... 1573-1637
Jonson, Ben
Jonson, Beniamin.
Jonson, Beniamin 1573-1637
Jonson, Benjamim, 1573-1637
Jonson, Benjamin
Jonson, Benjamin, 1573?-1637
Jonson, Benjamin, ca 1572-1637
Tzonson, Mpen, 1572-1637
Джонсон, Бен, 1573?-1637
דזשאנסאן, בן, 1573-1637
דזשאָנסאָנ, בענ
ジョンソン, ベン
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German (17)
Spanish (15)
French (14)
Italian (4)
Danish (3)
Swiss German (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (2)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Persian (1)
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