The Stage-quarrel Between Ben Jonson and the So-called Poetasters


Author: Roscoe Addison Small,George Lyman Kittredge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 204
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Poetaster


Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 282
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English Comedy


Author: Ashley H. Thorndike
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Representing the English Renaissance


Author: Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Jay Greenblatt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520061309
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 372
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"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University "An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University

Ben Jonson

A Life
Author: Ian Donaldson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191636797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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Ben Jonson was the greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries. In the century following his death he was seen by many as the finest of all English writers, living or dead. His fame rested not only on the numerous plays he had written for the theatre, but on his achievements over three decades as principal masque-writer to the early Stuart court, where he had worked in creative, and often stormy, collaboration with Inigo Jones. One of the most accomplished poets of the age, he had become - in fact if not in title - the first Poet Laureate in England. Jonson's life was full of drama. Serving in the Low Countries as a young man, he overcame a Spanish adversary in single combat in full view of both the armies. His early satirical play, The Isle of Dogs, landed him in prison, and brought all theatrical activity in London to a temporary — and very nearly to a permanent — standstill. He was 'almost at the gallows' for killing a fellow actor after a quarrel, and converted to Catholicism while awaiting execution. He supped with the Gunpowder conspirators on the eve of their planned coup at Westminster. After satirizing the Scots in Eastward Ho! he was imprisoned again; and throughout his career was repeatedly interrogated about plays and poems thought to contain seditious or slanderous material. In his middle years, twenty stone in weight, he walked to Scotland and back, seemingly partly to fulfil a wager, and partly to see the land of his forebears. He travelled in Europe as tutor to the mischievous son of Sir Walter Ralegh, who 'caused him to be drunken and dead drunk' and wheeled provocatively through the streets of Paris. During his later years he presided over a sociable club in the Apollo Room in Fleet Street, mixed with the most learned scholars of his day, and viewed with keen interest the political, religious, and scientific controversies of the day. Ian Donaldson's new biography draws on freshly discovered writings by and about Ben Jonson, and locates his work within the social and intellectual contexts of his time. Jonson emerges from this study as a more complex and volatile character than his own self-declarations (and much modern scholarship) would allow, and as a writer whose work strikingly foresees - and at times pre-emptively satirizes - the modern age.

Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England


Author: D. McInnis,M. Steggle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403977
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 295
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Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England examines assumptions about what a lost play is and how it can be talked about; how lost plays can be reconstructed, particularly when they use narratives already familiar to playgoers; and how lost plays can force us to reassess extant plays, particularly through ideas of repertory studies.

Ben Jonson

The Critical Heritage
Author: D. H. Craig
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 041556882X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 612
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Selected Plays of Ben Jonson: Volume 1

Sejanus, Volpone, Epicoene Or the Silent Woman
Author: Ben Jonson,Johanna Procter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521292481
Category: Drama
Page: 464
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A volume containing three of Ben Jonson's greatest plays: Sejanus, Volpone and Epicoene.

The Poetaster

His Arraignment
Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515120452
Category:
Page: 160
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The Poetaster is a late Elizabethan stage play, a satire written by Ben Jonson, and first performed in 1601. The play formed one element in the back-and-forth exchange between Jonson and his rivals John Marston and Thomas Dekker in the so-called Poetomachia or War of the Theatres of 1599-1601. It is widely accepted among scholars and critics that the character of Horace in The Poetaster represents Jonson himself, while Crispinus, who vomits up a pretentious and bombastic vocabulary, is Marston, and Demetrius Fannius is Dekker. Individual commentators have attempted to identify other characters in the play with historical and literary figures of the era, including George Chapman and Shakespeare - though these arguments have not been accepted by the scholarly consensus. It is generally argued that the play is more than a mere venting of personal spleen against two rivals; rather, Jonson attempted in The Poetaster to express his views on "the poet's moral duties in society." The play has been considered "an attempt to combine undramatic, philosophical material on good poets with satire on bad poets." Scholars have also traced out a broad range of particular connections between The Poetaster, other Jonson works, and plays by other authors in the first years of the 17th century.

Shakespeare Survey


Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521523769
Category: Drama
Page: 272
View: 1895
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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

The Works of Ben. Jonson: Every man in his humour. Every man out of his humour. Cynthia's revels; or, the fountain of self-love


Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Malcontent


Author: John Marston
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 111
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The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise in order to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office. Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston's tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and treachery.

The Dutch Courtesan


Author: John Marston
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408144484
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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Although it was written shortly before or after Queen Elizabeth's death in 1603 and performed by the boy company at Blackfriars, this play foreshadows the light ladies and callous gallants of Restoration comedy. Passion is a scourge, love is humiliation, and friends might as well be enemies. Freevill discards his concubine Franceschina and, for a joke, sets his straight-laced friend Malheureux on to her, who falls for her and promises to carry out her revenge on Freevill by killing him. The play in the theatre, which is fully imagined in the introduction to this edition, impresses on the audience the spuriousness of rigid moral persuasions, especially when they are tried by fits of sexual passion.

Shakespeare heute


Author: Jan Kott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783895813139
Category:
Page: 458
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Der Kerzenzieher


Author: Giordano Bruno
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3787320229
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen der Renaissance, veröffentlichte 1582 in Paris sein erstes Werk in italienischer Sprache, eine turbulente Komödie, angesiedelt im zeitgenössischen Neapel. Die drei Hauptfiguren in diesem linguistisch und soziologisch erstaunlich detailgetreuen Notturno sind ein geldgieriger Alchemist, ein ehebrecherischer Päderast (nach diesem "Kerzenzieher" ist das Stück benannt) und ein hochmütiger Schulmeister. Bestraft werden diese negativen Protagonisten durch Intrigen, die der Maler und Meisterillusionär Gioan Bernardo zusammen mit der Kupplerin Lucia ausheckt. Der "Candelaio" ist mehr als ein literarisches Bravourstück mit mehreren ineinander verwobenen Handlungssträngen sowie einer Liebeserklärung des Autors an seine Heimat Neapel. Daß hier zentrale Positionen angelegt sind, die Bruno in seinen philosophischen Schriften ausführt, ist bislang zuwenig beachtet worden: Themen wie die Dialektik von Sein und Schein (sie verlangt nach einer Methode für den sachgerechten Umgang mit den täuschenden Bewußtseinsbildern), das Wirken der Fortuna in einem zyklischen Weltbild und Kommentare zur gleichzeitig in den lateinischen Schriften des Autors entwickelten Gedächtniskunst sind in die Handlung eingebettet. So betrachtet erschließt sich das Stück als literarisches Experiment, in welchem Bruno versucht, das neue Denken in neuem Gewand auf der Bühne zu präsentieren. Zahlreiche intertextuelle Verweise auf Klassiker der italienischen und der antiken Literatur machen den "Candelaio" nicht nur für Literatur- und Theaterwissenschaftler, sondern (wegen der authentischen Darstellung der Gauner, Scharlatane und Prostituierten) auch für Kulturhistoriker zu einem beachtenswerten Quellentext.

Die Geschichte Englands seit der Thronbesteigung Jacob des Zweiten

Bände 16-19
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3863822595
Category:
Page: 724
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1856

Titus Andronicus


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843043655
Category: Drama
Page: 92
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William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1777). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 6, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1831. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Ferdinand Bol, Titus Manlius Torquatus, 1663. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Die letzte Welt

Roman
Author: Christoph Ransmayr
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310403205X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Christoph Ransmayrs großer Roman ist ein Klassiker der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur. ›Die letzte Welt‹ ist ein phantastisches Spiel um die Suche nach dem verschollenen römischen Dichter Ovid und einer Abschrift seines Hauptwerks, der legendären ›Metamorphosen‹. Als Christoph Ransmayrs Roman ›Die letzte Welt‹ 1988 erschien, wurde er von der Kritik gefeiert wie kaum ein anderer – wegen seiner poetischen, rhythmischen Sprache, wegen seiner stilistischen Eleganz, auch wegen seiner bildmächtigen Traum- und Albtraumwelten. Er wurde bisher in 29 Sprachen übersetzt. In diesem Roman ist die Verbannung des römischen Dichters Ovid durch Kaiser Augustus im Jahre 8 n. Chr. der historisch fixierte Ausgangspunkt einer phantasievollen Fiktion. Der Römer Cotta, sein – durch Ovids ›Briefe aus der Verbannung‹ – ebenfalls historisch belegter Freund, macht sich in Tomi am Schwarzen Meer auf die Suche: nach dem Verbannten, denn in Rom geht das Gerücht von seinem Tod, als auch nach einer Abschrift der ›Metamorphosen‹, dem legendären Hauptwerk Ovids. Cotta trifft in der »eisernen grauen Stadt« Tomi jedoch nur auf Spuren seines Freundes, Ovid selbst begegnet er nicht. Er findet dessen verfallenes Haus im Gebirge, den greisen Diener Pythagoras und, je komplizierter und aussichtsloser sich die Suche gestaltet, immer rätselhaftere Zeichen der ›Metamorphosen‹ – in Bildern, Figuren, wunderbaren Begebenheiten. Bis sich zuletzt Cotta selbst in der geheimnisvoll unwirklichen Welt der Verwandlungen zu verlieren scheint: die Auflösung dieser »letzten Welt« ist wieder zu Literatur geworden.