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Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) This collection features three of Jonson s masterpieces Volpone, Epicoene, and The Alchemist Also included are three masques Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemist at Court, Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue, and new to the Second Edition The Masque of Blackness, Jonson s first masque and one that deals with issues of interest to contemporary culture Each text includes expanded annotations Jonson on His Work collects statements by the author on plays and on poetry taken from some of the plays, from Discoveries, and from Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden Contemporary Readers on Jonson includes tributes and poems about the author and his work A new section Backgrounds and Sources includes selections from texts that helped shaped the dramatist s vision Criticism includes twelve essays nine of them new to the Second Edition by Jonas A Barish, Robert C Evans, Anne Barton, John Dryden, Robert Watson, Edward B Partridge, Ian Donaldson, Richard Harp, D J Gordon, Stephen Orgel, John Mulryan, and Leah S Marcus

About the Author: Ben Jonson

Richard L Harp is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas He is co editor, with Stanley Stewart, of the Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson He is the author of Dr Johnson s Critical Vocabulary and Thomas Percy s Life of Dr Oliver Goldsmith He is co editor, with Robert Evans, of Frank O Connor New Perspectives

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