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The Works of Ben Jonson; Volume VII (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Works of Ben Jonson; Volume VII (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Volpone (Paperback, Revised Edition): Ben Jonson Volpone (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Ben Jonson; Edited by Robert N Watson
R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The sharpest, funniest comedy about money and morals in the 17th century is still the sharpest and funniest about those things in the 21st. The full play text is accompanied by incisive commentary notes which communicate the devastating comic energy of Volpone's satire. The introduction provides a firm grounding in the play's social and literary contexts, demonstrates how careful close-reading can expand your enjoyment of the comedy, shows the relevance of Jonson's critique to our modern economic systems, and provides a clear picture of how the main relationships in the play function on the page and stage. Supplemented by a plot summary and annotated bibliography, it is ideal for students of Jonson, city comedy and early modern drama.

Ben Jonson - Four Comedies (Paperback): Ben Jonson, Helen Ostovich Ben Jonson - Four Comedies (Paperback)
Ben Jonson, Helen Ostovich
R1,536 Discovery Miles 15 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. On-the-page annotations recreate the audiences perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious theatricality of characters and scenes, and the vivid colloquialisms of early modern London that give the dialogue a heightened dimension of realism.
Brief introductions to each play discuss the local settings, sources, theatre history and further readings. The general introduction includes a biography of Jonson, a chronology of the plays and masques, and separate essays on each play, dealing particularly with Jonson's satirical treatments of trends and shams of the day, whether political, social, commercial, or spiritual.

The Alchemist and Other Plays - Volpone, or The Fox; Epicene, or The Silent Woman; The Alchemist; Bartholemew Fair (Paperback):... The Alchemist and Other Plays - Volpone, or The Fox; Epicene, or The Silent Woman; The Alchemist; Bartholemew Fair (Paperback)
Ben Jonson; Edited by Gordon Campbell
R275 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R65 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edition brings together Jonson's four great comedies in one volume. Volpone, which was first performed in 1606, dramatizes the corrupting nature of greed in an exuberant satire set in contemporary Venice. The first production of Epicene marked the end of a year long closure of the theatres because of an epidemic of the plague in 1609; its comedy affirms the consolatory power of laughter at such a time. The Alchemist (1610) deploys the metaphors of alchemical transformation to emphasize the mutability of the characters and their relationships. In Bartholomew Fair (1614) Jonson embroils the visitors to the fair in its myriad tempations, exposing the materialistic impulses beneath the apparent godliness of Jacobean Puritans. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. Stage directions hvae been added to facilitate the reconstruction of the plays' performance, and there is a scholarly introduction, detailed annotation, and a glossary. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies (Paperback): Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies (Paperback)
Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton; Edited by James Knowles
R288 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Thomas Dekker: The Shoemaker's Holiday George Chapman, Ben Jonson, John Marston: Eastward Ho! Ben Jonson: Every Man In His Humour Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker: The Roaring Girl Oxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographies illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oxford Student Texts: Volpone (Paperback): Ben Jonson Oxford Student Texts: Volpone (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

One of a series designed to provide a new, accessible approach to the works of great poets and playwrights. Each text includes general notes on the text; discussion of themes, issues and context; and suggestions for further reading.

Five Plays (Paperback): Ben Jonson Five Plays (Paperback)
Ben Jonson; Edited by G.A. Wilkes
R271 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The five plays in this collection are Everyman in his Humour, the tragedy Sejanus, Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair. They represent the full range and complexity of Jonson's art as a playwright. The text is the modernized version of Herford and Simpson's edition (OUP 1925-52), with full annotation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Volpone (Paperback, New Ed): Ben Jonson Volpone (Paperback, New Ed)
Ben Jonson
R129 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R21 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Jonson's comic masterpiece whichh illustrates the manipulations and schemes people concoct out of greed.

Cynthia's Revels (Paperback): Ben Jonson Cynthia's Revels (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discoveries and Some Poems (Paperback): Ben Jonson Discoveries and Some Poems (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Epicoene (Paperback): Ben Jonson Epicoene (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Every Man In His Humour (Paperback): Ben Jonson Every Man In His Humour (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Every Man Out Of His Humour (Paperback): Ben Jonson Every Man Out Of His Humour (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sejanus - His Fall (Paperback): Ben Jonson Sejanus - His Fall (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Alchemist (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Alchemist (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poetaster (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Poetaster (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Volpone (Paperback): Ben Jonson Volpone (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Alchemist (Paperback, New Ed): Ben Jonson The Alchemist (Paperback, New Ed)
Ben Jonson
R105 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R17 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'The Alchemist' has been described as the greatest farce in the English language. It offers insights into London life in the early 17th century, and satirises and celebrates the confusions and anarchy of a fast-moving city world.

The Alchemist (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Alchemist (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Volpone - The Fox (Paperback): Ben Jonson Volpone - The Fox (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Epicoene (Paperback): Ben Jonson Epicoene (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Out of stock
Every Man Out Of His Humour (Paperback): Ben Jonson Every Man Out Of His Humour (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Out of stock
Sejanus - His Fall (Paperback): Ben Jonson Sejanus - His Fall (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Out of stock
The Poetaster (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Poetaster (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Out of stock
The Alchemist (Paperback): Ben Jonson The Alchemist (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Out of stock
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