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Sejanus, His Fall : By Ben Jonson - Philip Ayres

Sejanus, His Fall

By Ben Jonson

By: Philip Ayres (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th March 1999
ISBN: 9780719057021
Number Of Pages: 304

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This edition of Jonson's great Roman tragedy is more intensively researched than any that has previously appeared. The text is based on extensive collation of the 1605 and 1616 versions and takes the earlier version as "copy-text." The introduction offers a radically new assessment of Jonson's "historiography" and his treatment of sources. It provides an explanation for the charge of treason leveled at Jonson over Sejanus and for which he had to answer to the Privy Council. Explanatory notes to the text provide much new information to facilitate a properly informed reading of the play.

General Editors' Prefacep. vii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
The textp. 1
Date, and place in Jonson's careerp. 9
Sources, influences and characterisationp. 10
Sejanus and the Privy Councilp. 16
Critical assessmentp. 22
Jonson's way with Roman historyp. 28
Stage historyp. 37
Sejanusp. 47
Longer passages from classical sources cited in the Commentaryp. 264
Collations of 1605 Quarto and 1616 Foliop. 269
Glossarial Index to the Commentaryp. 280
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ISBN: 9780719057021
ISBN-10: 0719057027
Series: The Revels Plays
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th March 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.37