The Magnetic Lady By Ben Jonson

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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This is the new paperback edition of the first fully annotated volume of Ben Jonson'sThe Magnetic Ladywritten in 1632. It contains textual and explanatory notes and the text is modernized for student use. The introduction places the play in the context of Jonson's later dramatic and poetic works and discusses the political context of the Caroline court. A performance history of the play and fresh material relating to its seventeenth-century reception are also provided. This edition by Peter Happe critically reappraises Jonson's much-neglected play and argues for its recognition as a work of real distinction.

Author Biography

Peter Happé is a Retired Principal of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College and Visiting Fellow in the School of Research and Graduate Studies at University of Southampton.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations * General Editor's Preface * Editor's acknowledgements * Abbreviations * Introduction * The Magnetic Lady * Appendices * Glossarial index to the commentary

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