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Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

A. W. Johnson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Although Ben Jonson's association with architecture is well known, comparatively little research has been devoted to the influence of architectural thinking on his literary work. This book sets out ... More


Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author: Shakespeare Lecture

Ian Donaldson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, who were the two supreme writers of early modern England. It reveals that these two writers were intricately and curiously interwoven. The ... More


Jonson and the Jacobean Peace, 1603–1616

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Ben Jonson had become established as the leading court poet within a few years of James VI and I's accession to the throne. Though he was never officially created laureate, he was on close personal ... More


Jonson and the Vitruvian Aesthetic

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The surviving works from Ben Jonson's library offer evidence of sides to his character which are not immediately apparent in his works, for the simple reason that they involve numbers rather than ... More


Colonna and the Early Masques

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter suggests that the early collaborative masques and entertainments open an exciting possibility – Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones appear to have used the Hypnerotomachia as an imaginative ... More


Reading

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In seventeenth‐century England, masques inhabited two media, their dramatic occasions consistently delivered into a public culture of reading. This chapter details masques' material circulation in ... More


Epilogue

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The foregoing chapters have revealed close links between Jonson and the Vitruvian aesthetic. ... More


Centred Form and the Poetry of Praise

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Ackerman's analysis of the characteristic features of Palladio's style offers us, in passing, a succinct summation of the structural principles identified in Jonson's critical theory. This chapter ... More


Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Lauren Shohet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first study to consider masques from the point of view of reception as well as production, Reading Masques illuminates intersections of elite and public culture in seventeenth‐century England. ... More


Jonson, Jones, and Vitruvian Romance

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Vitruvianism offered Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones more than a set of rules. Even a cursory consideration of the early collaborative masques and entertainments – in which formal Vitruvian elements are ... More


‘Those curious Squares, and Rounds,’: Number and Structure in the Masques, 1605–1608

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the structural patterns in Jonson's early masques and the way in which scenography, music, and even choreography are related to his ‘Fables’ through a common symbolism of ... More


The Marriage Masques, 1606–1608

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

D. J. Gordon claims that the central conceit of the masque is to build a complex emblem of Union which binds the theme of love as a harmonizing power within the body to a local event (marriage), a ... More


Structural Change in the Masques, 1610–1616

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the structural differences in Jonson's later masques – namely Oberon, Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly, Love Restored, and The Irish Masque – compared with those that came ... More


The Masque of Queens, 1609

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on The Masque of Queens, which formally introduces the theory of antimasque to the English audience. The masque can be seen as a pivotal work in Jonson's career: crowning the ... More


Introduction

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues for an inclusive study of masque events, masque receivers, and reception theory. It examines not only audiences present at court performances, but also the commercial print ... More


Interpreting

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter develops a hermeneutics of the masque adequate both to the distinctiveness of occasional drama and to the qualities it shares with other kinds of literature and theater. This chapter ... More


The Fountain of Salmacis: Self-Love and Satire

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Ben Jonson's play The Fountaine of Selfe-Love, which concerns the craze among a group of decadent courtiers for the waters of a magic fountain: they are members of ‘Cynthia's’ ... More


Introduction

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the unifying theme of the studies in this book, namely a concern for Jonson's sense of pattern, in so far as it manifests itself in the structure and ... More


[] Here Lies Ben Jonson

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Given the inescapably stark realities of life and death in Jonson's London, it might seem surprising that the plague and its contemporary accounts have not figured more importantly in readings of ... More


Horizons of the Masque

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that mid‐ and late‐ seventeenth‐century booksellers' catalogues designate public theatrical masques, Interregnum closet pieces, and Restoration operas as “masques.” Masques were ... More


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