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Of God and Jonson: theatre history, new things and non-events

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to pursue in one form or another. 1,072 more words

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Commodification in Volpone by Ben Jonson

Every character plays a role, be it for good or bad, the protagonist, or the antagonist, or merely the support. They have a purpose and a part to play. 599 more words

Literary Analysis

CONFERENCE RESPONSE: Of God and Jonson: writing about new things and non-events by Mathew Lyons

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to pursue in one form or another. 1,028 more words

Conference

Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 5 (Conclusion)

—5.5—

Lovewit, wearing Spanish clothing, stood talking with the parson.

Loud knocking sounded at the door.

At the door, Lovewit asked, “What do you want, my masters?” 3,313 more words

Funny

Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 4

— 5.4 —

Subtle was with Dapper in a room in the house. Dapper was no longer blindfolded.

Subtle said, “What! Have you eaten your gag?” 2,763 more words

Funny

Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 —

Surly said sarcastically to Sir Epicure Mammon, “No, sir, he was a great physician. This, it was no bawdy house, but an absolute church! 1,541 more words

Funny

Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 —

Lovewit said, “I will.”

A freshly shaven Face appeared on the scene outside Lovewit’s house. Face was wearing his butler’s livery.

Face asked, “What are you doing, sir?” 782 more words

Funny