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Ben Jonson

Playwright (11-Jun-1572 — 6-Aug-1637)


J. B. Bamborough. Ben Jonson. Hutchinson. 1970. 191pp.

Jonas A. Barish (editor). Ben Jonson: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1963. 180pp.

Jonas A. Barish. Ben Jonson and the Language of Prose Comedy. W. W. Norton. 1970. 335pp.

Harold Bloom (editor). Ben Jonson: Critical Essays. Chelsea House. 1987. 255pp.

Jennifer Brady; W. H. Herendeen (editors). Ben Jonson's 1616 Folio. University of Delaware Press. 1991. 221pp. Essays.

D. Heyward Brock. A Ben Jonson Companion. Indiana University Press. 1983. 307pp.

D. Heyward Brock; James M. Welsh. Ben Jonson: A Quadricentennial Bibliography, 1947-1972. Scarecrow Press. 1974. 166pp.

Richard Burt. Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship. Cornell University Press. 1993. 227pp.

Richard Cave; Elizabeth Schafer; Brian Woolland. Ben Jonson and Theatre: Performance, Practice, and Theory. Routledge. 1999. 223pp.

Mary Chan. Music in the Theatre of Ben Jonson. Oxford University Press. 1980. 397pp.

Marchette Gaylord Chute. Ben Jonson of Westminster. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1953. 380pp.

D. H. Craig (editor). Ben Jonson: The Critical Heritage. Routledge. 1995. 612pp.

Ian Donaldson. Jonson's Magic Houses: Essays in Interpretation. Oxford University Press. 1997. 240pp.

Richard Dutton. Ben Jonson: Authority Criticism. St. Martin's Press. 1996. 249pp.

Robert C. Evans. Jonson and the Contexts of His Time. Bucknell University Press. 1994. 226pp.

Robert C. Evans. Habits of Mind: Evidence and Effects of Ben Jonson's Reading. Bucknell University Press. 1995. 290pp.

Richard Harp; Stanley Stewart (editors). The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 218pp.

James Hirsh (editor). New Perspectives on Ben Jonson. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1997. 221pp.

A. W. Johnson. Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture. Clarendon Press. 1994. 290pp.

W. David Kay. Ben Jonson: a literary life. Macmillan. 1995. 237pp.

Alexander Leggatt. Ben Jonson: His Vision and His Art. London and New York: Methuen. 1981. 300pp.

Tom Lockwood. Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age. Oxford University Press. 2005. 257pp.

Joseph Loewenstein. Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 221pp.

James Loxley. The Complete Critical Guide to Ben Jonson. Routledge. 2002. 223pp.

Mathew R. Martin. Between Theater and Philosophy: Skepticism in the Major City Comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton. University of Delaware Press. 2001. 191pp.

Rosalind Miles. Ben Jonson: His Craft and Art. Barnes & Noble. 1990. 303pp.

John Palmer. Ben Jonson. Kennikat Press. 1934. 330pp.

Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth. Ben Jonson Revised. Twayne. 1999. 293pp.

Julie Sanders. Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics. Macmillan. 1998. 262pp.

Claude J. Summers; Ted-Larry Pebworth. Ben Jonson. Twayne. 1979. 233pp.

John Addington Symonds. Ben Jonson. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1886. 202pp.

Calvin Graham Thayer. Ben Jonson: Studies in the Plays. University of Oklahoma Press. 1963. 280pp.

Wesley Trimpi. Ben Jonson's Poems: A Study of the Plain Style. Stanford University Press. 1962. 292pp.

Peter Womack. Ben Jonson. Blackwell. 1986. 181pp.

Brian Woolland. Jonsonians: Living Traditions. Ashgate Publishing. 2003. 246pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

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  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.795)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.130)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.215)

  11. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.297-99)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.536)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.265)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.360)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.494-96)

  16. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.162)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.284)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.21)

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