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Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age
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Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Tom Lockwood

Abstract

This book provides the first examination of Ben Jonson's place in the texts and culture of the Romantic Age. Part I of the book explores theatrical, critical, and editorial responses to, and refashionings of, Jonson, including his place in the post-Garrick theatre, critical estimations of his life and work, and the politically-charged making and reception of William Gifford's 1816 edition of Jonson's Works. Part II explores allusive and imitative responses to Jonson's poetry and plays in the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and explores how Jonson serves variously as a model by which to me ... More

Keywords: theatre, criticism, editing, allusion, imitation, Coleridge, Southey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Lockwood, author
Lecturer in English, University of Birmingham
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