Title: Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Condition: New
1998. Hardcover. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780312214982
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author:
Julie Sanders is Lecturer in English at Keele University.
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