Eastward Ho!

Author: Ben Jonson,George Chapman,John Marston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408144131

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 5952

This collaborative masterpiece of hilarious city comedy was performed by the Children of the Revels at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The story is of an allegorical simplicity that lends itself to satire of civic mores and traditions as well as to parody of the sentimental, idealising London comedy presented at the amphitheatres in the suburbs: Goldsmith Touchstone, an upright London citizen, has one modest and one ambitious daughter, one righteous and one disreputable apprentice; virtue is rewarded, ruthlessness comes to grief - and receives a drenching in the muddy Thames. The introduction to this edition discusses various methods of establishing authorship and highlights the irony of the collaborators' comic vision of contemporary London life.

Eastward Hoe

Author: George Chapman,John Marston,Ben Jonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Apprentices

Page: 408

View: 9093

Forms of Faith

Literary Form and Religious Conflict in Early Modern England

Author: Jonathan Baldo,Isabel Karremann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719096812

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9399

This collection of essays explores a range of literary and theatrical forms as means of mediating religious conflict in early modern England. Over the last decade, the area of early modern studies has been significantly reshaped by a 'religious turn', which has generated vigorous discussion of the changes and conflicts brought about by the Reformation and the ways in which literature engaged with them. Despite the centrality of confessional conflict, however, it did not always erupt into hostilities over how to symbolize and perform the sacred; nor did it lead to a paralysis of social agency. Rather, people had to arrange themselves somehow with divided loyalties - between the old faith and the new, between religious and secular interests, between officially sanctioned and privately held beliefs. The order of the day may well have been to suspend confessional allegiances rather than enforce religious conflict, suggesting a pragmatic rather than polemical handling of religious plurality, in social practice as well as in textual and dramatic representations. Can we conceive of literary representations as possible sites of de-escalation? Do different discursive, aesthetic or social contexts inflect or even deflect the demands of religious loyalties? How do textual or dramatic works both reflect on and perform such a suspension of confessional tensions? By placing the focus on negotiation instead of escalation, these thirteen essays by distinguished international scholars explore specific means of mediating religious conflict in a time when faith still mattered more than nationhood or race.

'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 7506

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.

'The Tempest' in Context

Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308376X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1207

This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.

'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 1401

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.

The Dutch Courtesan

Author: Karen Britland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472568974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 3865

The Dutch Courtesan is a riotous tragicomedy that explores the delights and perils afforded by Jacobean London. While Freevill, an educated young Englishman and the play's nominal hero, frolics in the city's streets, taverns and brothels, Franceschina, his cast-off mistress and the Dutch courtesan of the play's title,laments his betrayal and plots revenge. Juxtaposing Franceschina's vulnerable financial position against the unappealing marital prospects available to gentry women, the play undermines the language of romance, revealing it to be rooted in the commerce and commodification. Marston's commentary on financial insecurity and the hypocritical repudiation of foreignness makes The Dutch Courtesan truly a document for our time.

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare

The plays, the productions, the life

Author: Andrew Dickson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6313

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright: William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 39 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and the narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all things Shakespearian. Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies

Author: James Knowles,Thomas Dekker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192828002

Category: Drama

Page: 414

View: 1835

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

The Alchemist

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455308358

Category: Drama

Page: 191

View: 5339

According to Wikipedia: "Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets."

Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramatists

Author: A. Hiscock,L. Hopkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230593208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 6799

This collection offers practical suggestions for the integration of non-Shakespearean drama into the teaching of Shakespeare. It shows both the ways in which Shakespearean drama is typical of its period and of the ways in which it is distinctive, by looking at Shakespeare and other writers who influenced and developed the genres in which he worked.

The Malcontent

Author: John Marston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408149176

Category: Drama

Page: 156

View: 6029

A student edition of Marston's classic play The Malcontent is a tragicomedy deriving from the tradition of the revenge play. The verbal ingenuity of Malevole, the "malcontent", and the extravagance of the drama, push the relentlessness of intrigue to its logical conclusion, exposing the basically comic aspect of the genre. The conventional function of the climactic masque is inverted, leading to the essential resolution of the comedy. This edition comes with full commentary and notes, together with photos of Jonathan Miller's acclaimed 1973 production at the Nottingham Playhouse.

Ben Jonson: Four Plays

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408179644

Category: Drama

Page: 744

View: 5817

Bringing together four of the most popular and widely studied of Ben Jonson's plays, this anthology focuses on the city comedies for which Jonson is best known today: The Alchemist (edited by Elizabeth Cook), Volpone (edited by Robert N. Watson), Bartholmew Fair (edited by G.R. Hibbard) and Epicoene or The Silent Woman (edited by Roger Holdsworth). Today Jonson's works are widely considered to be amongst the best produced in his period. The new introduction by Robert N. Watson explores the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as providing a guide to the language, characters and themes. On-page commentary notes gloss the text in greater detail, making this the ideal edition for study and classroom use.

Epicoene

Or, The Silent Woman. A Comedy

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 102

View: 6075

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 9039

Eastward ho

Author: George Chapman,Ben Jonson,John Marston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 2036

Every Man in His Humour

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406867748

Category:

Page: 148

View: 1467

A 1598 play by the English playwright Ben Jonson. The play belongs to the subgenre of the "humours comedy," in which each major character is dominated by an overriding humour or obsession.