Bartholomew Fair: By Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson

Bartholomew Fair: By Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson

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In "Bartholomew Fair", Jonson satirizes the religious, social and political conflicts of Jacobean England. The play represents the climax to Jonson's great comic period. This edition includes glosses and notes intended to assist students, and examines elements of the play from a feminist viewpoint.

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Of all of Jonson's plays, Bartholomew Fair with its focus on the conflict between a carnivalesque enjoyment of the flesh and society's desire for order and control, speaks most directly to the modern audience. 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. Glosses and notes are provided for students and theatre-goers clarifying the language and dialects Jonson uses to individualise the characters in his prose masterpiece and helpfully explicating layers of meaning and topical references.

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SKU GOR007107580
Title Bartholomew Fair: By Ben Jonson
Author By (author) Ben Jonson
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0719051509
ISBN 13 9780719051500
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No
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Of all of Jonson's plays, Bartholomew Fair with its focus on the conflict between a carnivalesque enjoyment of the flesh and society's desire for order and control, speaks most directly to the modern audience. 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. Glosses and notes are provided for students and theatre-goers clarifying the language and dialects Jonson uses to individualise the characters in his prose masterpiece and helpfully explicating layers of meaning and topical references.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007107580
Title Bartholomew Fair: By Ben Jonson
Author By (author) Ben Jonson
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0719051509
ISBN 13 9780719051500
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No