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The New Inn : By Ben Jonson - Michael Hattaway

The New Inn

By Ben Jonson

By: Michael Hattaway (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 7th June 2001
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In one of his last plays, Jonson atypically wrote of love, which is also a story of family reunion and a typical Jonsonian banquet of humors. Hattaway characterizes the play as a tribute to Shakespeare, and as a belated recognition that the fantasies of romance contain profound truths. In this new edition, the spelling has been modernized, the text updated, and a critical introduction has been added. It also contains helpful appendices and a commentary that explains difficult or significant passages.

General Editors' Prefacep. vi
Prefacep. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction
Jonson in 1629p. 1
Date and Stage Historyp. 7
The Textp. 11
The Playp. 16
Notesp. 39
The New Inn, or The Light Heartp. 46
Appendices
Ripostes and Replies to Jonson's 'Ode to Himself'p. 210
The New Inn and Love's Pilgrimagep. 229
Table of Press Correctionsp. 230
Glossarial Index to the Commentaryp. 231
Illustrations
The title-page of the 1631 Octavo, taken from the British Library copy 643.b.31 (A)
The title-page of Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy which appeared the year before the play. See Introduction, p. 20. The melancholy lover on the left stands in a conventional pose with arms crossed
A costume design by Inigo Jones for the Melancholic Despairing Lover in Jonson's masque celebrating Platonic love, Love's Triumph through Callipolis (1631). Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780719059858
ISBN-10: 0719059852
Series: The Revels Plays
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th June 2001
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition