Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques

Jonson Ben

In Stock

In Stock: 1

Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: W. W. Norton And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2001
Edition: First Edition

Description: 513 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: This collection features three of Jonsons masterpieces: Volpone, Epicoene, and The Alchemist. Also included are three masques: Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemist at Court, Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue, andnew to the Second EditionThe Masque of Blackness, Jonsons first masque and one that deals with issues of interest to contemporary culture. Each text includes expanded annotations. Jonson on His Work collects statements by the author on plays and on poetry taken from some of the plays, from Discoveries, and from Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden. Contemporary Readers on Jonson includes tributes and poems about the author and his work. A new section"Backgrounds and Sources"includes selections from texts that helped shaped the dramatists vision. Criticism includes twelve essaysnine of them new to the Second Editionby Jonas A. Barish, Robert C. Evans, Anne Barton, John Dryden, Robert Watson, Edward B. Partridge, Ian Donaldson, Richard Harp, D. J. Gordon, Stephen Orgel, John Mulryan, and Leah S. Marcus.

ISBN: 9780393976380


More From This Category