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Read online The Alchemist and Other Plays.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Alchemist and Other Plays This edition brings together Jonson s four great comedies Volpone Epicene The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair The texts of these plays have all been newly edited for this volume and are presented with modernized spelling Stage directions have been added to help actors and directors reconstruct the play the way it would have been performed in the seventeenth century and the introduction notes and glossary further bring to life these timeless comedies for the modern reade by Ben Jonson

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The Alchemist and Other Plays
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Number of Pages:560
Category:Plays, Drama, Classics, British literature
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Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets, The Alchemist and Other Plays, Five Plays, The Complete Poems, The Alchemist, Every Man in His Humour: Quarto Version, Volpone, Bartholomew Fair, Epicoene, Volpone and Other Plays
Bitter satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist s finest plays The plot concerns a wealthy lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue but in the end the guilty parties are exposed and punished Explanatory footnotes br, This edition brings together Jonson s four great comedies Volpone Epicene The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair The texts of these plays have all been newly edited for this volume and are presented with modernized spelling Stage directions have been added to help actors and directors reconstruct the play the way it would have been performed in the seventeenth century and the introduction notes and glossary further bring to life these timeless comedies for the modern reader, This edition breaks with the usual practice by presenting the quarto version of Ben Jonson s play set in Florence instead of the revised version set in London Robert S Miola presents a meticulously edited and modernized version of the play as originally acted by the Lord Chamberlain s Men with Shakespeare in the cast in Miola explores the relevance of the Italian setting particularly the potent variegated and fascinating body of myth and legend that constituted Italy for English audiences in The editor also illuminates the dramatic context of the play while paying detailed attention to the social political and religious contexts br, i Bartholomew Fair i is the climactic play of Ben Jonson s great comic period Using the fair as a symbolic representation of religious social and political conflicts in Jacobean England Jonson satirizes Puritans fortune hunters country bumpkins and inept representatives of the justice system along with sharpsters and con men who inhabit the fair This edition is the first to use the findings of feminist scholarship in examining the play s concern with forced marriage pregnancy sexual commerce and widowhood br