Ben Johnson's London : A Jacobean Place Name Dictionary Paperback / softback
Ben Jonson was a Londoner. He lived there from infancy, left for only brief periods of travel, and used various locales in or near London as the settings for eleven of his seventeen plays.
Ben Jonson's London opens with a discussion of the purpose, scope, and success of Jonson's use of London settings as Placenames.
Chalfant demonstrates that Ben Jonson brought the same judicious, erudite, and dramatically functional insight to his handling of London topography-from overall settings to very brief mentions-as he did to his well-known use of classical, mythological, and iconographical detail.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: University of Georgia Press
- Publication Date: 15/06/2009
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780820332918