Edited by Richard Dutton
$57.50 Paper Original
OUT OF PRINT
Interest in Ben Johnson is higher today than at any time since his death. This new collection offers detailed readings of all the major plays - Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair - and the poems. It also provides significant insights into the court masques and the later plays which have only recently been rediscovered as genuinely engaging stage pieces.
Features " examines the literary and cultural climate of Johnson's age " Richard Dutton considers the concept of authorship itself, and its place in the transition from a largely oral culture to one predominantly of print, the workings of patronage, and the nature of a literary marketplace situated between the royal court and the expanding City of London " the essays offer detailed readings of all the major plays, Sejanus, Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair, and the poems, and later plays only recently recovered as genuinely engaging pieces for the stage
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