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The Resource Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama : satire and the audience, Rebecca Yearling, Lecturer in English, Keele University, UK

Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama : satire and the audience, Rebecca Yearling, Lecturer in English, Keele University, UK

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Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama : satire and the audience
Title
Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama
Title remainder
satire and the audience
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Yearling, Lecturer in English, Keele University, UK
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the influence of John Marston, typically seen as a minor figure among early modern dramatists, on his colleague Ben Jonson. While Marston is usually famed more for his very public rivalry with Jonson than for the quality of his plays, this book argues that such a view of Marston seriously underestimates his importance to the theatre of his time. In it, the author contends that Marston's plays represent an experiment in a new kind of satiric drama, with origins in the humanist tradition of serio ludere. His works--deliberately unpredictable, inconsistent and metatheatrical--subvert theatrical conventions and provide confusingly multiple perspectives on the action, forcing their spectators to engage actively with the drama and the moral dilemmas that it presents. The book argues that Marston's work thus anticipates and perhaps influenced the mid-period work of Ben Jonson, in plays such as Sejanus, Volpone and The Alchemist"--
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1979-
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Yearling, Rebecca Kate
Dewey number
822/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2697
LC item number
.Y43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marston, John
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Satire, English
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater audiences
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Marston, John
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Satire, English
  • Theater
  • Theater audiences
  • Great Britain
Label
Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama : satire and the audience, Rebecca Yearling, Lecturer in English, Keele University, UK
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why does Marston Matter? -- The Problem of the Audience -- The Playwrights and the Audience -- Dramatic Satire and the Crisis of Authority -- John Marston: Provoking the Audience -- Jonson and Marston: 'I write just in thy vein, I'
Control code
917339485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 223 pages
Isbn
9781137563989
Lccn
2015025940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)917339485
Label
Ben Jonson, John Marston and early modern drama : satire and the audience, Rebecca Yearling, Lecturer in English, Keele University, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why does Marston Matter? -- The Problem of the Audience -- The Playwrights and the Audience -- Dramatic Satire and the Crisis of Authority -- John Marston: Provoking the Audience -- Jonson and Marston: 'I write just in thy vein, I'
Control code
917339485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 223 pages
Isbn
9781137563989
Lccn
2015025940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)917339485

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