Volpone : A Critical Guide Hardback
Edited by Matthew Steggle
Part of the Continuum Renaissance Drama series
As perhaps the best-known and most-studied work in the canon of Shakespeare's leading contemporary rival, Ben Jonson's Volpone (1606) is a particularly important play for thinking about early modern drama as a whole.
This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including recent versions on stage and screen. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays presenting contrasting critical approaches focusing on literary intertextuality; performance studies; political history; and broader social history.
Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 214 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
- Publication Date: 20/01/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780826424952