Three Comedies

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Penguin, 1. 1. 1966 - Počet stran: 488
Shakespearers"s nearest rival created in Volpone and The Alchemist hilarious portraits of cupidity and chicanery, while in Bartholomew Fair he portrays his fellow Londoners at their most festive-and most bawdy.
 

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PRELIMINARY NOTE TO VOLPONE
37
EPISTLE TO VOLPONE
41
VOLPONE OR THE FOX
49
PRELIMINARY NOTE TO THE ALCHEMIST
175
A NOTE ON ALCHEMY
179
THE ALCHEMIST
185
PRELIMINARY NOTE TO BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
321
BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
325
ADDITIONAL NOTES TO VOLPONE
463
ADDITIONAL NOTES TO THE ALCHEMIST
473
ADDITIONAL NOTES TO BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
480
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Strana 18 - The milk of unicorns, and panthers' breath Gather'd in bags and mixt with Cretan wines. Our drink shall be prepared gold and amber ; Which we will take until my roof whirl round With the vertigo ; and my dwarf shall dance, My eunuch sing, my fool make up the antic, Whilst we, in change'd shapes, act Ovid's tales; Thou like Europa now, and I like...

O autorovi (1966)

Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though this view is not widely accepted. Jonson was appointed London historian in 1628, but that same year, his life took a downward turn. He suffered a paralyzing stroke and lost favor at court after an argument with architect Inigo Jones and the death of King James I. Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637.

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