Ben Jonson, Volpone and the Gunpowder Plot
Brady, Jennifer, Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England
Ben Jonson, Volpone and the Gunpowder Plot, by Richard Dutton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. xiii + 178. Cloth $95.00.
Richard Dutton is editing Jonson' s comedy Volpone for the forthcoming modernized six-volume Cambridge Ben Jonson. In Ben Jonson, Volpone, and the Gunpowder Plot, a by-product of his editing labors, Dutton advances several claims. In keeping with the preference among many Jonson scholars for Jonson's edgier quarto editions over the later versions of the plays published in the monumental first folio of 1616, Dutton favors the 1607 quarto edition of Volpone. He focuses attention on its prefatory poems by John Donne, George Chapman, and Edmund …
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Publication information: Article title: Ben Jonson, Volpone and the Gunpowder Plot. Contributors: Brady, Jennifer - Author. Journal title: Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England. Volume: 24. Publication date: January 1, 2011. Page number: 189+. © Associated University Presses 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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