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Drama and society in the age of Jonson

L. C. Knights

Drama and society in the age of Jonson

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Published by Penguin in Middlesex .
Written in English


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Includes index.

StatementL.C. Knights.
ContributionsJonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.
The Physical Object
Pagination286p.
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19738530M

The period known as the English Renaissance, approximately –, saw a flowering of the drama and all the two candidates for the earliest comedy in English Nicholas Udall's Ralph Roister Doister (c. ) and the anonymous Gammer Gurton's Needle (c. ), belong to the 16th century.. During the reign of Elizabeth I (–) and then James I (–25), in . Jonson had a knack for absurdity and hypocrisy, a trait that made him immensely popular in the 17th century Renaissance period. However, his reputation diminished somewhat in the Romantic era, when he began to be unfairly compared to Shakespeare. "A Tale of a Tub" was the last of Jonson's plays to be staged during his lifetime. The term social drama refers to plays, stage shows and comedies that are played by people of a certain community. Some say that social Drama is the next evolution in .


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[L C Knights] -- The effect of social and economic conditions upon Elizabethan-Jacobean drama. Drama and society --Tradition and Ben Jonson --Jonson and the anti-acquisitive attitude --Dekker, Heywood and citizen morality --Middleton and the new social classes --The significance of Massinger's social comedies: with a note on 'decadence' --Appendix A.

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No enrollment or registration. Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June – c. 16 August ) was an English playwright and poet, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage popularised the comedy of is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (), Volpone, or The Fox (c.

), The Alchemist () and Bartholomew Fair () and for his Born: c. 11 JuneWestminster, London, England. Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson – L. Knights Y16 The Literature of the Spanish People – Gerald Brenan Y17 Vanished Supremacies: Essays on European History, – Lewis Namier Y18 A Critical History of English Poetry – Herbert Grierson and J.

Smith Y19 Jane Austen's Novels: A Study in Structure – Andrew Wright Y Knights, L. Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson.

London: Chatto & Windus, London: Chatto & Windus, Starting point for discussions of Jonson’s plays as social sets. Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.

Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c. BC)—the earliest work of dramatic theory. The term "drama" comes from a.

With chapters on a wide range of familiar and lesser-known dramatists, including Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford, this book devotes particular attention to their personal and professional relationships, occupational rivalries and collaborations.

The later half of the eighteenth century, which was dominated by Dr. Samuel Johnson, is called the Age of Johnson. Johnson died inand from that time the Classical spirit in English literature began to give place to the Romantic spirit, though officially the Romantic Age started from the year when Wordsworth and Coleridge published the famous Lyrical.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Drama & society in the age of Jonson, Explorations, Some Shakespearean themes, Poetry, politics, and the English tradition, Shakespeare's politics, Further explorations, William Shakespeare, the histories, Explorations 3.

For other people of the same name, see Ben Johnson. Benjamin Jonson (c. J – August 6, ) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. He is best known for his plays Volpone and The Alchemist and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on.

Christian drama, English. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: English drama; Christian drama; Narrower terms: Christian drama, English -- History and cri. Ben Jonson, byname of Benjamin Jonson, (born June 11?,London, England—died August 6,London), English Stuart dramatist, lyric poet, and literary critic.

He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James his major plays are the comedies Every Man in His Humour (), Volpone. Young, Collins and Lesser Poets of the Age of Johnson By GEORGE SAINTSBURY, M.A., LL.D.,F.B.A., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Edinburgh.

Reasons of the relative familiarity of readers with this group of English Verse-writers; Young’s life and literary career; Night Thoughts and its long-enduring. Emerging from Ben Jonson's late-Elizabethan comedies of humours (–), the conventions of city comedy developed rapidly in the first decade of the Jacobean era, as one playwright's innovations were soon adopted by others, such that by about the new genre was fully established.

Its principal playwrights were Jonson himself, Thomas Middleton, and. In short, a fairly happy society, active in all its components, is the best possible soil for native genius--a light that sees more than the average light and that gives a race immortality.

Greece was born for all time through blind Homer, and his epic vision gave birth to Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson: An Alternative View / Don E. Wayne ; 3. Sejanus and the People's Beastly Rage / John G. Sweeney III ; 4.

State Secrets / Jonathan Goldberg ; 5. Authors-Readers: Jonson's Community of the Same / Stanley Fish ; 6. Unknown Ends: Volpone / Ian Donaldson ; 7. The Expense of Spirit / Mary Beth Rose ; 8. The. Cambridge Core - Renaissance and Early Modern Literature - Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare - by Douglas Bruster.

Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by: This book contends that Shakespeare's so-called problem plays can be viewed as experiments in the Mannerist style.

The plays reappraised here are Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure.

Maquerlot reveals intriguing. Jacobean drama (that is, the drama of the age of James ) was a decadent form of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Elizabethan age was the golden age of English drama. But with the turn of the century the drama in England also took a turn.

It does not mean that there were no dramatists left. Use of theology, geography and science provided a new dimension to the literature of the time. However, with the crowing of James, I content became a tool for the glorification of absolute royal power. The drama of the time became an exercise for propaganda glorifying the King and the monarchy.

The development of the proscenium stage was attributed to this age only. A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall.

English drama (Tragedy): Books. 1 - 20 of 43 results book by ben jonson. spanish book. book by william shakespeare. book by cyril tourneur. Explore More Items. A Tale of Two Roses. Authors like Jonson wrote almost exclusively for the court, since that is where they received their patronage and acclaim.

The literature of the age reflected the. SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION READING DRAMA Page 8 political issues taking themes of mythology. In the medieval age, drama was used to enact biblical stories and lives of the saints to teach morality.

In the modern period, playwrights like Henric Ibsen and Strindberg discussed in their plays complex social Size: KB. Ben Jonson From Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben Post Halleck.

New York: American Book Company, Life. About nine years after the birth of Shakespeare his greatest successor in the English drama was born in London. Jonson outlived Shakespeare twenty-one years and helped to usher in the decline of the drama.

We see Jonson exploring the relations between culture and society, the difficulties of ideal virtue in a far from ideal world, and above all the problems of art itself. Combining a wide-ranging discussion of Jonson's interests with a detailed examination of his major works, this book provides a balanced critical introduction to one of the most Author: Laurie Murphy.

Ben Jonson: His Craft and Art - Though he is one of the undisputed giants of English literature, Ben Jonson is known to most people only as the author of one or two masterly plays which regularly appear in the drama repertory.

He is much less well-known for his whole oeuvre, which encompasses poetry, criticism, masque-making, and a lifetime of. Knights, L. Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson. London: Chatto and Windus, Logan, Terence P., and Denzell S. Smith. The New Intellectuals: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama.

Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press, MacLean, Hugh, editor. Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets. New York Born: circa 11 June Westminster, London, England.

DOI link for Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson book. Ben Jonson. DOI link for Ben Jonson. Ben Jonson book. By Richard Dutton. Edition 1st Edition. First Published Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson: An Alternative View. View abstract. chapter 3 | 20 pages Sejanus and the People's Beastly Rage.

View abstract. chapter 4 | 13 pagesBook Edition: 1st Edition. Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale, over the Solway, whence he migrated to 1/6.

The intellectuals and artists of the age had to deal in some way with the upheavals in society, the obvious inequities of abundance for a few and squalor for many, and, emanating from the throne of Queen Victoria (–), an emphasis on public rectitude and moral propriety.

Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood: Authorship, Authority and the Playhouse By Grace Ioppolo.

(Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, 6.) London: Routledge. x Author: Tom Lockwood. The Drama toPart Two: Volume Six of The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.

Western theatre - Western theatre - Medieval theatre: During the Middle Ages, theatre began a new cycle of development that paralleled the emergence of the theatre from ritual activity in the early Greek period.

Whereas the Greek theatre had grown out of Dionysian worship, the medieval theatre originated as an expression of the Christian religion.The great age of English poetry opened with the publication of Spenser's Shepheard's Calendar, inand closed with the printing of Milton's Samson Agonistes, in Within this period of little less than a century English thought passed through many changes, and there were several successive phases of style in our imaginative literature.“He was not for an age but for all time,” Ben Jonson declared in the dedication to the First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare.

His poetry and plays are still published, produced, discussed, translated and analyzed in the 21st century, but Shakespeare himself remains the subject of speculation and mystery.