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The Devil is an Ass By Edited by Peter Happe

The Devil is an Ass
by Edited by Peter Happe

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This edition contains an introduction which looks at the special place of the play in Jonson's own life, his interest in London, the theatrical setting of the play and its sources and analogues. It also includes critical and explanatory commentaries and a glossarial index.
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The Devil is an Ass by Edited by Peter Happe

This edition of "The Devil is an Ass" (1616) aims to provide an insight into Jonson's life and work, the theatrical qualities of the play, its political background and its textual history. In his introduction, Peter Happe looks at the special place of the play in Jonson's own life, his interest in London, the theatrical setting of the play and its sources and analogues. There are critical and explanatory commentaries and a glossarial index. The play is seen in its historical and political context, by linking it with late medieval and Elizabethan plays, as well as with the Jacobean stage. The text is meticulously and reliably edited, with modernized spelling for today's reader. A commentary is provided to explain difficult or significant passages. The stage history of the play also includes very recent productions.

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About Edited by Peter Happe



Peter Happe is a Retired Principal of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College and Visiting Fellow, School of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Southampton.

Table of Contents


Jonson and the play; London; the stage; sources; the text - "The Devil is an Ass"; Wittipol's song; extract from "I Secreti della Signora Isabella Cortese".

Additional information

GOR004713929
The Devil is an Ass by Edited by Peter Happe
Edited by Peter Happe
The Revels Plays
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1999-12-21
256
0719030900
9780719030901
N/A
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