Sejanus His Fall

"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson.


Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664634276

Category: History

Page: 217

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The present edition makes the play available in a modernized text, explanatory notes gloss obscure phrases ignored by previous editors, and critical notes contain extracts in English translation of the portions of Tacitus on which Jonson ...


Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300094698

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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One of Jonson’s greatest plays, Sejanus, has seldom been edited, and is here published, with full notes and introduction, for the first time since 1911. Mr. Barish shows that Jonsonian tragedy can be understood and appreciated only by clearing the mind of Shakespearean preconceptions. The present edition makes the play available in a modernized text, explanatory notes gloss obscure phrases ignored by previous editors, and critical notes contain extracts in English translation of the portions of Tacitus on which Jonson based his plot. The critical introduction analyzes Jonson’s technique of metamorphosing history into poetry. Yale Ben Jonson, 3. Mr. Barish is associate professor of English at the University of California.

Stoicism Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton

tyrants fall hardest down “ the slippery stair / Of Fortunes wheel , ” Milton is , like Lucan's Cato , deo plenus ... This is the historicist and political Jonson , the grave author of Sejanus his Fall and Catiline his Conspiracy ...


Author: Andrew Shifflett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521592038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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This 1998 book examines key seventeenth-century writers in the context of their common interest in the philosophical tradition of Stoicism.

Sejanus His Fall

Sejanus His Fall, a 1603 play by Ben Jonson, is a tragedy about Lucius Aelius Sejanus, the favourite of the Roman emperor Tiberius.Sejanus His Fall was performed at court in 1603, and at the Globe Theatre in 1604.


Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1502410117


Page: 244

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THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age.

Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England

Sejanus his Fall , which was published in 1605 , had been registered for publication in the autumn of 1604 , the time when Eastward Hoe ! was written . The Roman play had been first performed at some point between March 1603 ( when ...


Author: Kevin Sharpe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804722617

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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In recent years new schools of historiography and criticism have recast the political and cultural histories of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. However, for all the benefits of their insights, most revisionist historians have too narrowly focussed on high politics to the neglect of values and ideology, and New Historicist literary scholars have displayed an insufficient grasp of chronology and historical context. The contributors to this pioneering volume, richly fusing these approaches, apply a revisionist close attention to moments to the wide range of texts - verbal and visual - that critics have begun to read as representations of power and politics. Excitingly broadening the range of areas and evidence for the study of politics, these outstanding essays demonstrate how the study of high culture - classical translations, court portraits royal palaces, the conduct of chivalric ceremony - and low culture - cheap pamphlets and scurrilous verses - enable us to reconstruct the languages through which contemporaries interpreted their political environment. The volume posits a reconsideration of the traditional antithetical concepts - court and country, verbal and visual, critical and complimentary, elite and popular; examines the constructions of a moral and social order enacted in a wide variety of cultural practices; and demonstrates how common vocabularies could in changed circumstances be combined and deployed to sustain quite different ideological positions. This book opens a new agenda for the study of the politics of culture and the culture of politics in early modern England. -- Publisher's website.