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Ben Jonson


Robert C. Evans, Ben Jonson and the Poetics of  Patronage ( Bucknell Univ. Press)

O.B. Hardison, The Enduring Monument: A Study of the Idea of Praise in Renaissance Literary Theory and Practice (North Caroline Univ. Press, 1962)

George Parfitt, Ben Jonson: Public Poet and Private Man (Dent, 1976)

Richard S. Peterson, Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Jonson (Yale Univ. Press, 1981)

Wesley Trimpi, Jonson’s Poems: A Study of the Plain Style (Stanford Univ. Press, 1962)

Don E. Wayne, Penshurst: The Semiotics of Place and the Politics of History (Methuen, 1984)


Drama (See also the studies listed below under the heading The Seventeenth Century Masque)

Jonathan Goldberg, James I and the Politics of Literature: Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne and their Contemporaries  (John Hopkins Univ. Press, 1983)

Stephen Orgel, The Jonsonian Masque (Columbia Univ. Press, 1991)

Edward Partridge, The Broken Compass (Chatto and Windus, 1964)

Peter Womak, Ben Jonson (Blackwell, 1986)