Author: Ben Jonson
The Poetaster is a late Elizabethan stage play, a satire written by Ben Jonson, and first performed in 1601. The play formed one element in the back-and-forth exchange between Jonson and his rivals John Marston and Thomas Dekker in the so-called Poetomachia or War of the Theatres of 1599-1601. It is widely accepted among scholars and critics that the character of Horace in The Poetaster represents Jonson himself, while Crispinus, who vomits up a pretentious and bombastic vocabulary, is Marston, and Demetrius Fannius is Dekker. Individual commentators have attempted to identify other characters in the play with historical and literary figures of the era, including George Chapman and Shakespeare - though these arguments have not been accepted by the scholarly consensus. It is generally argued that the play is more than a mere venting of personal spleen against two rivals; rather, Jonson attempted in The Poetaster to express his views on "the poet's moral duties in society." The play has been considered "an attempt to combine undramatic, philosophical material on good poets with satire on bad poets." Scholars have also traced out a broad range of particular connections between The Poetaster, other Jonson works, and plays by other authors in the first years of the 17th century.
Sejanus His Fall ; The Devil is an Ass ; The New Inn, Or, The Light Heart
Author: Ben Jonson,Margaret Jane Kidnie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
Poetaster Sejanus The Devil is an Ass New Inn Oxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographies illuminatethe plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' [Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University]
Author: Ben 1573?-1637 Jonson,Josiah Harmar 1868-1941 Penniman,Thomas Ca 1572-1632 Dekker
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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The Works of Ben Jonson Part Two
Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
1816. Part Two of Nine. Dramatist, poet, scholar and writer of court masques, Ben Jonson was the leading literary figure during the reign of King James I. Jonson was known as an avid scholar of Latin and Greek, and his mastery of the classics, the high-spirited buoyancy of his plays and the brilliance of his language have earned him a reputation as one of the great playwrights in English literature. To exhibit the follies of men Jonson created the comedy of humors which are fully developed in Every Man out of His Humour and Cynthia's Revels. By caricaturing Marston in Every Man out of His Humour he became part in the stage quarrel, in which his two plays, Cynthia's Revels and The Poetaster, were to figure prominently. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Author: Kathryn Taylor
A common theme keeps playing over and over in my drama filled life. The poems represent ten years of great loves, pure passion, painful loss, unnecessary suffering, deep depression, heated anger, hopeless anxiety, renewed hope, coping and resilience. I've struggled with depression and self-loathing for most of my life. I've gotten knocked down so many times in the pursuit of success to serve. I have lost my salvation over and over. I've done some good, just not quite enough. Sometimes I stay down longer than I should. There is a lesson here, but I don't quite know what it is. Maybe now that It's organized, I can find the clues I need to stop making the same mistakes, aka stop being crazy.