By D. Heyward Brock,Maria Palacas

ISBN-10: 0810890747

ISBN-13: 9780810890749

Friend and rival of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson used to be probably the most realized and engaging males of his age. all through his attention-grabbing existence, he served not just as a bricklayer but in addition a soldier, an adventurer, an actor, a poet, and a playwright. The breadth of his reports, friends, associates, and enemies was once mythical, and his literary canon is both as varied.

The Ben JonsonEncyclopedia covers intimately the works, lifestyles, and occasions of this seminal determine of the English Renaissance. The cross-referenced entries comprise summaries of all Jonson’s performs, masques, and entertainments, in addition to sketches of Jonson’s buddies, enemies, consumers, disciples, actors, and fellow writers. moreover, the e-book identifies historic figures, mythological characters, and classical authors, in addition to Jonson’s contemporaries and London position names pointed out within the works. people who danced or participated within the masques and entertainments or tournaments for which Jonson wrote speeches are famous, as are the most actors identified to have acted within the performs. All significant scholars—from Jonson’s personal day till the twenty-first century—who have commented on Jonson or his works also are incorporated. an in depth bibliography completes this priceless scholarly reference tool.

Because of Jonson’s centrality to—and impact in and beyond—his age, this encyclopedia presents a dynamic, remarkable imaginative and prescient of the English Renaissance literary scene. taking pictures the intensity and breadth of Jonson’s realizing of early sleek England, The Ben Jonson Encyclopedia may be specifically valuable for college students, librarians, and teachers drawn to the literary and cultural scene from 1500 to 1650.

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