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Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Works: 3,760 works in 11,793 publications in 16 languages and 221,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Satire  History  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Portraits  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Attributed name, Creator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Recipient, Composer, Adapter, Editor, Originator, Arranger
Classifications: PR2605, 822.3
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The alchemist a play by Ben Jonson( Book )
382 editions published between 1612 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 6,409 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 )
361 editions published between 1600 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 4,817 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
The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )
204 editions published between 1710 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,503 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
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )
230 editions published between 1607 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 3,363 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 )
148 editions published between 1631 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,105 libraries worldwide
Accessible, easy-to-use and with a focus on performance, 'New Mermaids' bring the finest classic drama texts alive for the actor, student and theatre-goer alike
Ben Jonson's plays; an introduction by Ben Jonson( Book )
160 editions published between 1752 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,432 libraries worldwide
Poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( file )
94 editions published between 1810 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 2,030 libraries worldwide
Epicoene; or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )
116 editions published between 1616 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 2,006 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."--BOOK JACKET
Every man in his humour A comedy. Written by Ben Johnson. With alterations and additions, by D. Garrick. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by Ben Jonson( file )
106 editions published between 1752 and 2005 in English and held by 1,818 libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
313 editions published between 1615 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was born in London, and became a leading poet, playwright and essayist of the Elizabethan age. In 1598 he killed an actor in a duel but escaped hanging by pleading benefit of the clergy, and by 1616 had re-established enough Court favour to be awarded a pension by James I - in effect making him the first Poet Laureate
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
132 editions published between 1893 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
Sejanus his fall by Ben Jonson( Book )
80 editions published between 1604 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 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."--BOOK JACKET
Every man out of his humour by Ben Jonson( Book )
85 editions published between 1600 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 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 staple of news by Ben Jonson( Book )
55 editions published between 1631 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
Essay on Shakespeare by Ben Jonson( file )
in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( file )
in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Poetaster by Ben Jonson( Book )
70 editions published between 1602 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 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
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )
41 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
Catiline his conspiracy by Ben Jonson( Book )
81 editions published between 1611 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
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B. J. (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637.
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Джонсон, Бен 1573?-1637
ג'ונסון, בן 1573-1637
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