Loading
Loading

Results

Sort By:  1-6 of 6 (1 page)
Results per page:
         
Image
...Volpone has long been a popular choice as a set text for students. Written by Ben Jonson, it was first produced in 1606 and billed as a comedy, although it also includes elements of tragedy and even animal fable (Volpone is Italian...

Bartholmew Fair

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , G.R. Hibbard , Alexander Leggatt ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.R. Hibbard , Alexander Leggatt

Methuen Drama, 2007

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 32, Roles: Total (31), Female (8), Male (23), Unassigned (0)

Image
Summary
...Jonson’s exuberant comedy uses the carnival energy of Bartholmew Fair, an actual fair held in a disreputable suburb of London, to dramatize, satirize and celebrate the appetites and comic frailties of the human body...

The Devil is an Ass

Written by

Ben Jonson

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson

Nick Hern Books, 1995

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 38, Roles: Total (21), Female (5), Male (16), Unassigned (0)

Image
Summary
...Ben Jonson's play The Devil is an Ass is a Jacobean comedy first performed in 1616 by the King's Men and first published in 1631. The play opens in Hell, with a junior demon called Pug persuading his master Satan to let...

Epicoene or The Silent Woman

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , Roger Victor Holdsworth ~playauthor~Edited by~ Roger Victor Holdsworth

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (15), Female (7), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

Image
Summary
...Jonson’s buzzing satire on gender and language enjoyed enormous prestige for more than a century after its first performance. The central figure is Morose, who hates noise yet lives in the centre of London, and who, because of his decision...

Volpone or the Fox

Written by

Ben Jonson

and

Robert Watson

Edited by

Robert Watson

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , Robert Watson ~playauthor~Edited by~ Robert Watson

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 39, Roles: Total (20), Female (3), Male (16), Unassigned (1)

Image
Summary
...Volpone is the sharpest, funniest play about money and morals in the seventeenth century – a play still wickedly relevant four centuries later. Jonson’s comedy depicts selfishness thinly veiled by sanctimonious speeches, lust...

Eastward Ho!

Edited by

Michael Neill

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , George Chapman , John Marston , Michael Neill ~playauthor~Edited by~ Michael Neill

Methuen Drama, 1995

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (23), Female (8), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

Image
Summary
...A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, Eastward Ho! is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the ‘coterie’ city comedies written for boy players, Eastward Ho! gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously...