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Every Man in His Humour: Quarto Version
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Every Man in His Humour: Quarto Version, Bartholomew Fair, The Alchemist, Volpone and Other Plays, Volpone, Five Plays, The Complete Poems, The Alchemist and Other Plays, Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets, Epicoene
This edition breaks with the usual practice by presenting the quarto version of Ben Jonson s play set in Florence instead of the revised version set in London Robert S Miola presents a meticulously edited and modernized version of the play as originally acted by the Lord Chamberlain s Men with Shakespeare in the cast in Miola explores the relevance of the Italian setting particularly the potent variegated and fascinating body of myth and legend that constituted Italy for English audiences in The editor also illuminates the dramatic context of the play while paying detailed attention to the social political and religious contexts br, Benjamin Jonson June August was an English dramatist actor and poet He is best known for his plays Volpone and The Alchemist and his lyric poems as well A good friend of William Shakespeare His works had influenced many poets and writers such Jacobean and Caroline, The three plays collected in this volume depict the faults errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour savage satire and acute observations Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance The Alchemist also deals with greed and gullibility as a rascally trio of confidence tricksters claiming to have the legendary Philosopher s Stone fool a series of victims who are hoping to make some easy money And in a wonderfully energetic portrait of Jacobean life Bartholomew Fair shows a diverse group of Londoners sampling the delights and temptations of the Fair and the traders prostitutes and cutpurses who set out to exploit them, Bitter satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist s finest plays The plot concerns a wealthy lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue but in the end the guilty parties are exposed and punished Explanatory footnotes br