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Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

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The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

305 editions published between 1196 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the rivalry between an ambitious young ingenious and impetuous aging star who she supplants
Volpone, or, The fox by Ben Jonson( Book )

253 editions published between 1607 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Venetian man attracts several would-be heirs
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

219 editions published between 1607 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,056 WorldCat member 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
Every man in his humor by Ben Jonson( Book )

269 editions published between 1601 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member 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
Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson( Book )

163 editions published between 1631 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,971 WorldCat member 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
Sejanus by Ben Jonson( Book )

89 editions published between 1605 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Epicoene; or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )

98 editions published between 1616 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

83 editions published between 1780 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The complete plays of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

112 editions published between 1910 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The staple of news by Ben Jonson( Book )

57 editions published between 1631 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member 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 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an abundant and representative selection of the verse of Ben Jonson and the Cavalier poets
Five plays by Ben Jonson( Book )

45 editions published between 1739 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Serenade : for tenor solo, horn, and strings, op. 31 by Benjamin Britten( )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetaster by Ben Jonson( Book )

53 editions published between 1602 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

73 editions published between 1863 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epigrams - The Forrest
The poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

58 editions published between 1810 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every man in his humour. : a comedy. by Ben Jonson( Book )

93 editions published between 1752 and 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Shakespeare by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
B. J 1573?-1637

B. J asi 1572-1637

B. J. (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637

Ben Conson

Ben-Johnson 1573-1637

Ben-Jonhson 1573-1637

Ben-Jonson 1573-1637

Ben Jonson Brits auteur

Ben Jonson dramaturg angielski

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Ben Jonson englischer Bühnenautor und Dichter

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Ben Jonson poète et auteur dramatique anglais

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Beniaminus Jonson

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Džonson, Bendžamin 1572-1637

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Ionsonius, Ben.

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J., B. (Ben Jonson)

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Johnson B.

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Tzonson, Mpen 1572-1637

Μπεν Τζόνσον

Бен Джонсон

Бен Джонсън

Бен Џонсон англиски драматург, поет и глумец

Джонсон Б

Джонсон Б. 1573-1637

Джонсон, Бен 1573?-1637

Джонсон, Бен английский поэт, драматург, актёр, теоретик драмы

Джонсон, Бенджамин 1572-1637

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בן ג'ונסון

ג'ונסון, בן 1573-1637

דזשאנסאן, בן 1573-1637

דזשאָנסאָנ, בענ

بن جانسن

بن جونسون

بێن جانسۆن

বেন জনসন

ਬੈਨ ਜਾਨਸਨ

ಬೆನ್ ಜಾನ್ಸನ್

ബെൻ ജോൺസൻ

เบน โจนสัน

ဂျွန်ဆင်၊ ဗင်

ბენ ჯონსონი ინგლისელი მწერალი

벤 존슨

존슨, 벤 1572-1637

ジョンソン, ベン

ヂョンスン, ベン



Volpone, or, The foxVolponeEvery man in his humorBartholomew FairSejanusEpicoene; or, The silent womanEastward hoThe staple of news