A footnote in one book led me to buy another, an obscure seventeenth century publication known as The Overburian Characters. Most of us know Elizabethan and Jacobean literature for its poetry and plays, not for its prose. 885 more words
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“The Alchemist,” considered Ben Jonson’s best work, began performances last night here in New Jersey. It’s a “rowdy, bawdy, lunatic comedy about con men in 1610 (that) shows how little has changed about greed or gullibility in the affairs of mankind,” according to the 140 more words
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Volpone, the sly fox, has spent years weaving a web of deception around himself. All Venice believes he is infirm and likely to die soon without an heir.