Bartholomew Fair

Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300094701
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Not as well known today as Volpne and The Alchemist, this comedy of London’s lower classes was a great favorite of Ben Jonson’s contemporaries. The richness of its comic invention and the complexity of its plot and satirical view have returned it to its former high repute, and Professor Waith’s skillful and illuminating critical Introduction vividly demonstrates its artistic excellence. The high standards for textual accuracy and critical apparatus set for Volpone, the first volume of the Yale edition of Ben Jonson, are maintained here, and the format is identical. In addition, the editor has supplied an appendix and the original staging of the play that assists the reader greatly and is in itself a valuable contribution to studies of Elizabethan and Jacobean stagecraft. Eugene M. Waith is professor of English at Yale University. The Yale Ben Jonson, 2.

Bartholomew Fair

Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051500
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Bartholomew Fair is the climactic play of Ben Jonson's great comic period. Using the fair as a symbolic representation of religious, social, and political conflicts in Jacobean England, Jonson satirizes Puritans, fortune hunters, country bumpkins, and inept representatives of the justice system, along with sharpsters and con men who inhabit the fair. This edition is the first to use the findings of feminist scholarship in examining the play's concern with forced marriage, pregnancy, sexual commerce, and widowhood.

Bartholomew Fair

Author: Eric Basso
Publisher: Leaping Dog Press
ISBN:
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Fiction. Set in London during a killing heat wave, Eric Basso's 1982 novel, BARTHOLOMEW FAIR, unfolds as a terrible cataclysm is about to devastate the city. Begun in the Middle Ages as a religious festival in commemoration of St. Bartholomew the Great, over the centuries Bartholomew Fair passed through several metamorphoses. Now it has gone underground. Its lone survivor recounts the story of the Fair's final, sordid incarnation, and the bizarre odyssey which brings him face-to-face with the unspeakable. Rich in texture and atmosphere, this extraordinary novel is also a stylistic tour de force, in which the history of Bartholomew Fair, whose long-dead voices come to life in these pages, haunts the clandestine activities of its modern-day performers and their obsessed patrons.

The Curious History Of Bartholomew Fair

Author: Frances Teague
Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr
ISBN:
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This case study traces the stage history and critical reception of Ben Jonson's play from 1614, when it was first performed, until 1978, when two productions ran concurrently in London. It discusses the play's rise, fall, and rise within the social and theatrical contexts in which Jonson wrote the play; the milieus in which it has been produced; and its adventures over more than three centuries.