Ben Jonson's Quarrel with Audience and its Renaissance Context

Rowe Jr., George E.
October 1984
Studies in Philology;Fall84, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p438
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the 17th-century English play 'The Magnetic Lady,' by Ben Jonson. Sense of closure that pervades the play; Ways in which Jonson surveys his entire literary career from a vantage point near its conclusion and returns; Jonson's return to the relation between audience expectations and perceptions on one hand and authorial intention on the other.


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