Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics 1998 (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1998
Antall sider: 274
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781349399512
Omtale: Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics 1998
This timely book challenges conventional critical wisdom about the work of Ben Jonson. Looking in particular at his Jacobean and Caroline plays, it explores his engagement with concepts of republicanism. Julie Sanders investigates notions of community in Jonson's stage worlds - his 'theatrical republics' - and reveals a Jonson to contrast with the traditional image of the writer as conservative, absolutist, misogynist, and essentially 'anti-theatrical'. The Jonson presented here is a positive celebrant of the social and political possibilities of theatre.

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