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Read online Bartholomew Fair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Bartholomew Fair 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 by Ben Jonson, Suzanne Gossett

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Bartholomew Fair
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ISBN:0719051509
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Plays, Drama, Classics, Theatre, British literature, School
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One of the greatest English playwrights of the seventeenth century Ben Jonson was also a deeply influential lyric poet whose poetry combined classical ideals with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and colloquial language The Complete Poems contains all the volumes of poetry Jonson published in his lifetime including Epigrams The Forest and Underwoods alongside a wide variety of his other poems collected after his death Ranging from deeply moving pieces such as On My First Son and the elegant love lyric Song to Celia to brutally satirical poems such as On Poet Ape and the reflective An Ode to Himself it offers a powerful celebration of both one man s life and of an age, 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, Benjamin Jonson June August was an English dramatist actor and poet He is best known for his plays Volpone and The Alchemist and his lyric poems as well A good friend of William Shakespeare His works had influenced many poets and writers such Jacobean and Caroline, Jonson is represented by a wide selection from the Epigrams includingthe mock epic On the Famous Voyage The Forest complete extensiveselections from Underwood including such well known pieces as ACelebration of Charis and the Cary Morison ode together with the Epithalamion on the Weston Stuart nuptials and An Execration UponVulcan and more Also included is a copious selection from the works of Richard Corbett Robert Herrick eighty two poems from Hesperides and fifteen from HisNoble Numbers Thomas Carew James Shirley Mildmay Fane ThomasRandolph Edmund Waller William Harbington Sir John Suckling SidneyGodolphin William Cartwright James Graham Marquis of Montrose SirJohn Denham Richard Lovelace Abraham Cowley Henry Vaughan andThomas Stanley The spelling and punctuation of the poems have been made consistentwith modern practice These and other alterations are discussed in theTextual Notes Footnotes serve primarily to gloss unfamiliar terms toclarify syntax and to explain allusions to mythological and historicalfigures and episodes Among the critics represented are Ben Jonson Francis Beaumont EdmundBolton James Howell Thomas Fuller Edward Hyde Samuel Butler JohnDryden Samuel Johnson William Hazlitt Algernon Charles Swinburne Patrick Cruttwell Joseph Summers Earl Miner Geoffrey Walton G A E Parfitt L A Beaurline Stephen Orgel Ronald Berman Bruce King Hugh Richmond Earl Wasserman D C Allen T S Eliot and HughMaclean