Synopses & Reviews
Also included are three masques: , and--new to the Second Edition--, Jonson's first masque and one that deals with issues of interest to contemporary culture. Each text includes expanded annotations. Jonson on His Work collects statements by the author on plays and on poetry taken from some of the plays, from , and from . Contemporary Readers on Jonson includes tributes and poems about the author and his work. A new section--"Backgrounds and Sources"--includes selections from texts that helped shaped the dramatist's vision. Criticism includes twelve essays--nine of them new to the Second Edition--by Jonas A. Barish, Robert C. Evans, Anne Barton, John Dryden, Robert Watson, Edward B. Partridge, Ian Donaldson, Richard Harp, D. J. Gordon, Stephen Orgel, John Mulryan, and Leah S. Marcus.
This collection features three of Jonson's masterpieces: , and .
About the Author
Richard L. Harp is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.