Originally published in 1934, Palmer’s biography of famous playwright Ben Jonson delves into his life and works and what he achieved in both. As first poet laureate of England, Jonson’s life presents a fascinating look into the state of literature and theatre in renaissance Britain which Palmer presents in great detail. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
Table of Contents
1. The First Twenty-Five Years 2. The Comedy of Humours 3. Poetomachia 4. Elizabeth and James 5. Star Chamber 6. Maturity 7. The Tragedies 8. Whitehall 9. The Masterpieces 10. Bartholomew Fair 11. The Happy Laureate 12. Discoveries 13.The Later Masks 14. Decline and Fall 15. The Dotages 16. Anthology 17. Green Fields; Index