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influence of Plautus on the comedies of Ben Jonson.

by Eleanor Patience Lumley

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Published by [The Knickerbocker press] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637 -- Knowledge -- Literature,
  • Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637 -- Comedies,
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius -- Influence,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- Roman influences

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. xi.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2636 .L8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination121 p.
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6904753M
    LC Control Number01009363
    OCLC/WorldCa352865

    Kay, David W., Ben Jonson: A Literary Life, St. Martin’s Press, Kay has provided a concise biography of Jonson’s life, which also explores the influences of Jonson’s early life, his presence at court, and his relationships with other Renaissance playwrights. Maclean, Hugh, ed., Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets, Norton, A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems/5(5).

      Written around B.C.E by Titus Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, translated as “The Swaggering Soldier” or “Vainglorious Soldier,” is the basis for the stock figure in comedies from Roman times to the play is based on one or more Greek plays of unknown authorship and is a complicated farce in which a vain, lustful, and unintelligent soldier, Pyrgopolynices, is duped by. Ben Jonson: Authority: Criticism is the first book-length study of Jonson's literary criticism, and examines the ways that criticism defines his unprecedented role as a professional author. Each chapter explores a different facet: 'The Lone Wolf' looks at Jonson's role in creating a critical.

    Ben Jonson () produced a total of seventeen dramas, including fifteen comedies and two tragedies, and wrote portions of numerous others. trated on this book not because it was especially well-known or impor-tant but rather because the expurgation in it attracted the attention of an important figure in the history of comedy: Ben Jonson. Jonson's own copy of Chorus Poetarum, now in the British Library, contains marginalia in his hand which consist of sporadic efforts to supply the.


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The Influence Of Plautus On The Comedies Of Ben Jonson - Author: Eleanor Patience Lumley. Influence of Plautus on the comedies of Ben Jonson. [The Knickerbocker Press] (OCoLC) Named Person: Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Titus Maccius Plautus; Ben Jonson; Titus Maccius Plautus; Ben Jonson; Titus Maccius Plautus: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Patience Lumley.

Ben Jonson, English Stuart dramatist, lyric poet, and literary critic. He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I. Among his major plays are the comedies Every Man in His Humour (), Volpone (), Epicoene.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June – c. 16 August ) was an English playwright and poet, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage popularised the comedy of is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (), Volpone, or The Fox (c.

), The Alchemist () and Bartholomew Fair () and for his lyric and epigrammatic. Ben Jonson is among the best-known writers and theorists of English Renaissance literature, second in reputation only to Shakespeare.

A prolific dramatist and a man of letters highly learned in the classics, he profoundly influenced the Augustan age through his emphasis on the precepts of Horace, Aristotle, and other classical Greek and Latin thinkers. Ben Jonson () Ben Jonson was an English Stuart dramatist, lyric poet, and literary critic.

He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare. Ben Jonson was born by name of Benjamin Jonson in London on. Comedy - Comedy - Kinds of comedy in diverse historical periods: The 11 surviving plays of Aristophanes represent the earliest extant body of comic drama; what is known of Greek Old Comedy is derived from these plays, the earliest of which, The Acharnians, was produced in bce.

Aristophanic comedy has a distinct formal design but displays very little plot in any conventional sense. Jonson was a true Renaissance man.

The "Tribe of Ben" grew up from the s, a group of poets who proclaimed themselves influenced by and successors of Jonson, included Robert Herrick and Richard Lovelace.

Jonson suffered a series of strokes, fell out of court favour, and died on 6 August Jonson's Every Man out of his Humour was one of their new plays in this location, along with Shakespeare's Julius Ccesar and Henry V.

Jonson's Sejanus was acted here inVolpone in (featuring Burbage, Condell, Heminges, Sly, and two newcomers, John Lowin and Alexander Cooke), The Alchemist inand Catiline in Jonson exerted a strong influence over his contemporaries.

Although arrogant and contentious, he was a boon companion, and his followers, sometimes called the "sons of Ben," loved to gather with him in the London taverns.

Examples of his conversation were recorded in Conversations with Ben Jonson by Drummond of Hawthornden. This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times,and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright.

Ben Jonson’s comedies. Valpone. His influence on the English literature. It is generally acknowledged that William Shakespeare had an enormous influence on the whole of world literature, but his younger contemporary, Ben Jonson had greater direct influence on English national literature than Shakespeare himself.

Ben Jonson was born in London. Influence of Ben Jonson on English comedy, [Philadelphia] University of Pennsylvania New York D. Appleton and Co.

agents (OCoLC) Named Person: Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson; Ben Jonson: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Mina Kerr. His poems were compared to those of Ovid, his comedies to Plautus and his tragedies to Seneca.

A few years after his death, his fellow-dramatist Ben Jonson wrote a poem in his memory—it’s included in the First Folio—in which he claimed that Shakespeare’s plays. The jealous husband, the timid father, the corrupt son, the cunning slave or parasite, the simple gull, and the boasting but cowardly soldier of Plautus and Terence have suggested Ben Jonson’s Kitely the merchant, the elder Knowell, the younger Knowell (he is not corrupt indeed but it ed by his father to be so), Brainworm, Matthew.

During most of the 17th century Jonson was a towering literary figure, and his influence was enormous. Before the English Civil War, the "Tribe of Ben" touted his importance, and during the Restoration Jonson's satirical comedies and his theory and practice of "humour characters" was extremely influential, providing the blueprint for many.

This collection of original essays illustrates the diversity of current scholarly approaches to Ben Jonson. In the opening essay, Jennifer Brady explores the complex position on literary influence that Jonson arrived at in his late prose work Discoveries.

Anne Lake Prescott analyzes Jonson's use of Rabelais in his own works as well as Jonson's handwritten annotations in a copy of Rabelais's. The following study was begun as an attempt to discover the relation between the comedies of Ben Jonson and his many statements about what a comedy should be and should do.

The first chapter is by way of a general summary of the critical theories and dramatic practices among Jonson's contemporaries, and the material is presented briefly. The influence of the Roman poet Horace on Ben Jonson has often been acknowledged, but never fully explored.

Discussing Jonson's Horatianism in detail, this study also places Jonson's densely intertextual relationship with Horace's Latin text within the broader context of his complex negotiations with a range of other 'rivals' to the Horatian.Although he did not achieve much success with his tragedies, Ben Jonson became very well-known for his comedies.

“Volpone”, which is part of his mature comedies, or second period, is his most significant and most-performed play. Ben Jonson parodies the material “age of gold” referring to the Golden age from Greek mythology.Ben Jonson To the Reader {This text is facing Droeshout's portrait of Shakespeare prefixed to the First Folio.} This Figure, that thou here feest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut: Wherein the Grauer had a strife with Naure, to out-doo the life: O, could he but haue .