Volpone

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051821

Category: Drama

Page: 209

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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.
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'Volpone' in Context

Biters Bitten and Fools Fooled

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783085592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'Volpone'. The unremitting exposure of human vileness is black and bleak, redeemed perhaps by the eventual punishment of the wrongdoers in an outcome achieved more by luck than justice. This book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that a Jacobean audience would have brought to interpreting the play. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct, about the predatory impulses that drive men to prey upon each other? Historical, literary, political, sociological backgrounds are explained within the biblical-moral matrices by which the play would have been judged. This book links real life in the late 1600s to the world on the stage. Discover the orthodox beliefs people held about religion. Meet the Devil, the Seven Deadly Sins and human depravity. Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, attitudes to comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play a topical satire but also an unsettling picture of a world so close to disaster.
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Volpone, Or, The Fox

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Harlan Davidson

ISBN: 9780882950495

Category: Drama

Page: 111

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A play that has suffered many adaptations may be read here in its original form. A wealth of textual footnotes explain colloquialisms and period references. The text is preceded by the argument and prologue to the play. Edited by Jonas A Barish, this edition of Volpone or The Fox for performance and study also includes an introduction, a list of principal dates in the life of Ben Jonson and a selected bibliography.
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Jonson, Four Comedies

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: 9780582070677

Category: Drama

Page: 696

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The full general introduction includes a biography of Jonson, a full 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 changing roles of women in the period come under particular scrutiny. This text is intended to help students, graduate and undergraduate, see Jonson as he was seen by his contemporaries, the most influential and controversial playwright of the seventeenth century.
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Re-imagining Western European Geography in English Renaissance Drama

Author: M. Matei-Chesnoiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Matei-Chesnoiu examines the changing understanding of world geography in sixteenth-century England and the concomitant involvement of the London theatre in shaping a new perception of Western European space. Fresh readings are offered of Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, Dekker, Massinger, Marston, and others.
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Babylon Or New Jerusalem?

Perceptions of the City in Literature

Author: Valeria Tinkler-Villani

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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Today more than ever literature and the other arts make use of urban structures – it is in the city that the global and universal joins the local and individual.Babylon or New Jerusalem? Perceptions of the City in Literature draws a map of the concept of the city in literature and represents the major issues involved. Contributions to the volume revisit cities such as the London of Wordsworth, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf or Rilke's Paris, but also travel to the politics of power in Renaissance theatre at Ferrara and to deliberate urban erasures in post-apartheid South Africa. The texts represented range from Renaissance plays to contemporary novels and to poetry from various periods, with references to the visual arts, including film. The role of memory in contemplating the city and also specific urban metaphors developed in literature, such as boxing – the square ring – and jazz are also discussed. The transformation of cities by legislation on cemeteries, by lighting or by projects of urban renewal are the subject of articles, while others reflect on images of the city in worlds specifically forged by writers like William Blake and James Thomson. The contributors themselves live and work in many varied cities, thus representing a dynamic and real variety of critical approaches, and introducing a strong theoretical and comparative element.
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Calendar

Author: University of Adelaide

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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