The Staple of News (Revels Plays Companion Library)

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Written in 1625 at the height of Jonson's career, "The Staple of News" is a lively satire in which Jonson takes a stand on various developments in later Jacobean society, including the emergence of an organized political journalism whose trade in news "stories" he saw as undermining his own endeavour to educate public awareness through political fictions. This modernized text includes an account of the play's printing history and a commentary which sets Jonson's art in its intellectual and social context, while the introduction seeks to suggest something of its theatrical potential.

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Ben Jonson contributed to Every Man Out of His Humour; Bartholomew Fair; The Staple of News; Volpone; and Sejanus, His Fall; all from Manchester University Press.

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